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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 (from Austrian Galicia): occupational name for a dealer in flour from Upper German Melber.

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

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

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Where is the Melber family from?

You can see how Melber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Melber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Melber families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Melber family living in Georgia. This was 100% of all the recorded Melber's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Melber families in 1840.
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What did your Melber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Melber. 26% of Melber men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Melber women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Melber were Carpenter and Bookkeeper. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 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 Lists

There are 522 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 Cards

There are 845 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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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.

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