Melquist Family History

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Melquist Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of either mell- (from the place name element meaning ‘middle’) or mäl- (also a place name element, an altered form of mal ‘gravel’) + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.

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


Similar surnames: Edquist, Ahlquist, Elmquist, Malmquist, Hedquist, Enquist, Carlquist

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Melquist Family Origin

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Melquist Family Occupations

What did your Melquist ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Weaves Wire

    25%

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

Melquist Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Melquist Life Expectancy

What is the average Melquist lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Melquist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Melquist in 1957 was 43, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melquist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melquist 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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