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Melvin Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Bheathain (see McIlwaine). Scottish: variant of Melville 1. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoil Mhín ‘descendant of the devotee of Maoilmhín’, a personal name meaning ‘gentle chieftain’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Galvin, Mellon, Melin, Levin, Gelvin, Belkin, Merlin, Selin, Mylin

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Melvin Family Origin

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Melvin Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • School

    7%
  • Cooper

    6%
  • Labourer

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, School and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melvin. The most common Melvin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Melvin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Melvin family was Labourer.

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Melvin Historical Records

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Melvin Life Expectancy

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