Melka Family History

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Melka Name Meaning

Polish and Czech: from melka ‘half-ground grain’, hence an metonymic occupational name for a miller or a nickname from the same word in Polish dialect denoting a flour soup.

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


Similar surnames: Belka, Mulka, Pelka, Kalka, Meske, Milko, Milks, Oelke, Mele, Mula

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Melka Family Origin

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Melka Family Occupations

What did your Melka ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Melka occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Melka's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Marble Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melka. A less common occupation for the Melka family was Shoemaker.

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  • Laborer

    33%
  • Farmer

    22%
  • Marble Cutter

    11%
  • Shoemaker

    11%

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

Melka Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Melka Life Expectancy

What is the average Melka lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Melka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Melka in 1951 was 59, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melka 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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