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Melgar Family History

Melgar Name Meaning
Spanish: topographic name for someone who lived by a field of lucerne, Spanish melgar (a collective derivative of mielga ‘lucerne’, Late Latin melica, for classical Latin Medica (herba) ‘plant’ from Media). There are several places in Spain named with this word, and the surname may be a habitational name from any one of them.Dutch: variant of Melchior.

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

27,765 Historical Documents with Melgar on Ancestry.com
24,445 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
87 Military Records
602 Immigration Records
1,113 Census and Voter Lists
1,518 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Melgar Families

  • Number of Melgar families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Melgar families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Melgar families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Melgar Family Origin

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Melgar Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Melgar

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Melgar Family Occupations

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