Melms Name Meaning

North German: probably a topographic name, from Low German melm ‘dust’, ‘sand’.

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


Similar surnames: Pels, Helms, Mells, Fels, Nelms, Helm, Delfs, Melis, Elm, Melde

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Melms Family Origin

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Melms Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Keeping House

    17%
  • Tinsmith

    17%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Melms family was Tinsmith. The most common Melms occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Melms's were Farmers. Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Melms.

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Between 1963 and 2004, Melms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Melms in 1963 was 65, and 96 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melms

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