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Melgaard Name Meaning

Norwegian (also Melgård): from any of several farmsteads in eastern Norway named Melgård from Old Norse Methalgarthr a compound of methal ‘mid(dle)’ + garthr ‘farmstead dwelling enclosure’. Danish: habitational name from a farmstead named with the same elements as 1 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Negaard, Odegaard, Meland, Melgar, Norgaard, Legard, Nygaard, Mallard

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Where is the Melgaard family from?

You can see how Melgaard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Melgaard family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Melgaard families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Melgaard families living in Wisconsin. This was about 42% of all the recorded Melgaard's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Melgaard families in 1880.
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What did your Melgaard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Melgaard. 34% of Melgaard men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Melgaard women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Melgaard were Proprietor and Operator. .

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    25%
  • Proprietor
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    43%
  • School Teacher
    29%
  • Operator
    29%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 786 immigration records available for the last name Melgaard. 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 213 military records available for the last name Melgaard. For the veterans among your Melgaard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Melgaard lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Melgaard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Melgaard in 1963 was 79, and 86 in 2004.

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