Melgaard Family History

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Melgaard Name Meaning

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

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

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

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Melgaard Family Origin

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Melgaard Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Melgaard. The most common Melgaard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Melgaard's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Melgaard family was Merchant.

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  • Merchant


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Melgaard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Melgaard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melgaard 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 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 Card

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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Melgaard Life Expectancy

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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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