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 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US 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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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Truck Driver
    19%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    60%
  • Bookkeeper
    40%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Melber Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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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.

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