Melchior Family History

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Melchior Name Meaning

German, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, and French: from the personal name Melchior (a derivative of Hebrew melech ‘king’ + or ‘light’, ‘splendor’). This was in use as a slightly unusual personal name throughout the Middle Ages, having been ascribed in popular Christian tradition to one of the Magi. The surname is also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, in which case it is an adoption of the German surname.

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


Similar surnames: Melchor, Melcher, Melgar, Kelchner, Eichhorn, Mescher, Mechler

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Melchior Family Origin

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Melchior Family Occupations

What did your Melchior ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Melchior family was Agricultural Supt. Farmer, Cooper and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melchior. The most common Melchior occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Melchior's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Cooper

    10%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Agricultural Supt

    2%

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

Melchior Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Melchior. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melchior 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 Melchior. 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 Melchior. For the veterans among your Melchior ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melchior Life Expectancy

What is the average Melchior lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Melchior life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Melchior in 1956 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melchior

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melchior 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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