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Origins of the Mellison surname

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About the Mellisons

We have a total number of 168 records for people with the last name Mellison.

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Where do most Mellisons live?

In 1921, most Mellisons lived in Yorkshire.


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Interesting facts about Mellisons

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 136 records for the Mellison surname. The oldest one dates back to 1870.

Who were Mellisons most likely to marry?

McCreas

&

Collinses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Mellisons.

What are the most common Mellison first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Mellisons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Mellisons in 1921
Annuitant

1

Charwoman

1

Cotton Card Room Hand

1

House Maid

1

Lavathry Attendant

1

Common Male occupations for Mellisons in 1921
Licensed Victualler

4

Broadweaver

2

Mariner

2

Agricultural Labourer

1

Bleachworks Labourer

1

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