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Melder Family History

Melder Name Meaning

German: occupational name from Middle High German mëldære ‘town crier’, ‘carrier of news’, also applied as a nickname for a gossip or a traitor.

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


Similar surnames: Melde, Mulder, Molder, Melber, Helder, Meller, Melcer, Gelder

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Where is the Melder family from?

You can see how Melder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Melder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Melder families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Melder families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Melder's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Melder families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Melder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Melder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Melder. 38% of Melder men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Melder women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Melder were Carpenter and Hw.

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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
    38%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Labor
    10%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Waitress
    30%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Hw
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Melder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melder 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 467 immigration records available for the last name Melder. 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 992 military records available for the last name Melder. For the veterans among your Melder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Melder lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Melder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Melder in 1943 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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