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Melia Surname Meaning

Irish (Mayo): from Ó Máille see O'Melia . Italian (southern): habitational name from any of various places in Sicily and southern Italy named Melia as for example in the provinces of Messina or Reggio Calabria. Catalan (Melià): from the Latin personal name Aemilianus (see Milian ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Melis, Melin, Milia, Meli, Elia, Mula, Celia, Mele, Melita, Milian

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Where is the Melia family from?

You can see how Melia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Melia family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Melia families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 685 Melia families living in Lancashire. This was about 70% of all the recorded Melia's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Melia families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Melia surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Melia ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Melia. 29% of Melia men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Melia women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Melia were Incapacitated and Domestic Duties Unpaid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    29%
  • Builders Labourer
    7%
  • Bricklayers Labourer
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    2%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Melia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melia census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Melia. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Melia. For the veterans among your Melia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Melia lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Melia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Melia in 1957 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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