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Melendez Family History

Melendez Name Meaning
Spanish (Meléndez): variant of Menéndez (see Menendez).

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

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196,391 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,784 Military Records
15,274 Immigration Records
81,773 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Melendez Families

  • Number of Melendez families
     307 - 611
     103 - 306
     1 - 102
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Melendez families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Melendez last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Melendez Family Origin

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Melendez Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Melendez

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Melendez Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Melendez census records

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Military Service by Melendez

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