Melnik Family History

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Melnik Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name from Russian melnik ‘miller’ (from melit ‘to grind’). Polish: habitational name for someone from a place called Mielnik. Polish: occupational name from mielnik ‘miller’.

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


Similar surnames: Lesnik, Melin, Melnyk, Zelnick, Reznik, Mednick, Zeleznik, Melis

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Melnik Family Origin

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Melnik Family Occupations

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Melnik Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Melnik Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Melnik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Melnik in 1953 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

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