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Melcer Name Meaning

Jewish (from Poland and Lithuania); also Polish and Czech: Slavic spelling of German Meltzer ‘maltster’. Catalan: variant of the occupational name Mercer.

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

Similar surnames: Meller, Melzer, Melber, Mencer, Meltzer, Kelner, Selcer, Smelcer

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Where is the Melcer family from?

You can see how Melcer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Melcer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Melcer families were found in and the USA in 1880and the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Melcer families living in New York. This was about 45% of all the recorded Melcer's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Melcer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Melcer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Melcer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Optometrist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Melcer. 75% of Melcer men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Melcer women worked as an Optometrist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Melcer were Laborer and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Optometrist
  • Machine Operator
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Melcer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melcer 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 425 immigration records available for the last name Melcer. 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 133 military records available for the last name Melcer. For the veterans among your Melcer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Melcer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Melcer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Melcer in 1963 was 83, and 96 in 2004.

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