Melber Family History

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Melber Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a miller or flour merchant, from an agent derivative of Middle High German mel (genitive melwes) ‘flour’. Jewish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Meller, Helber, Felber, Melder, Kelber, Meltzer, Melcer, Melde, Eber

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Melber Family Origin

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Melber Family Occupations

What did your Melber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Melber family was Retail Crockery Dealer. Farmer, Blacksmith and Musician were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melber. The most common Melber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Melber's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Blacksmith

    17%
  • Musician

    17%
  • Retail Crockery Dealer

    17%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Melber ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Melber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Melber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Melber. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Melber Life Expectancy

What is the average Melber lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Melber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Melber in 1956 was 51, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melber ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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