Melms Family History

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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

What did your Melms ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Melms. 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.

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Keeping House

    17%
  • Tinsmith

    17%

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

Melms Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Melms Life Expectancy

What is the average Melms lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melms

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melms 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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