Melzer Family History

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Melzer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Meltzer ‘maltster’.

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


Similar surnames: Melcer, Meltzer, Meller, Selzer, Belzer, Metzer, Melber, Tenzer

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Melzer Family Origin

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Melzer Family Occupations

What did your Melzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Melzer. 13% of Melzer men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Melzer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Melzer were Machinist and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Melzer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Melzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melzer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Melzer. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Melzer. For the veterans among your Melzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Melzer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Melzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Melzer in 1954 was 47, and 83 in 2004.

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