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Melde Name Meaning

South German: occupational name from a derivative of Middle High German melden ‘to announce or proclaim’.

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


Similar surnames: Melder, Milde, Mende, Melle, Molle, Held, Helle, Ende, Elbe, Meske

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Where is the Melde family from?

You can see how Melde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Melde family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Melde families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Melde families living in Minnesota. This was about 63% of all the recorded Melde's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Melde families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Melde surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Melde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Melde. 56% of Melde men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    56%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Farming
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    100%
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Census Records

There are 798 census records available for the last name Melde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melde 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 207 immigration records available for the last name Melde. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Melde. For the veterans among your Melde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Melde lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Melde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Melde in 1957 was 56, and 85 in 2004.

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