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Melillo Surname Meaning

Italian (southern):: from a pet form of Meli . from the Neapolitan dialect word melillo ‘crab apple’ hence a nickname possibly for someone with a sour disposition a topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of apples. possibly a regularized form of Melilli a habitational name from a place so named in Siracusa Sicily.

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


Similar surnames: Lilly, Mello, Mendillo, Molino, Meling, Perillo, Badillo, Cerullo

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Where is the Melillo family from?

You can see how Melillo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Melillo family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Melillo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1841 there was 1 Melillo family living in Fife. This was 100% of all the recorded Melillo's in Scotland. Fife had the highest population of Melillo families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Melillo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Melillo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Melillo. 22% of Melillo men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Melillo women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Melillo were Labor and New Worker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Barber
    6%
  • Foreman
    5%
  • Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Finisher
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Melillo. For the veterans among your Melillo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Melillo lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Melillo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Melillo in 1942 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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