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 1880, the most common Melzer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Melzer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Melzer family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Saloon Keeper and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melzer.

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  • Farmer

  • Saloon Keeper

  • At Home

  • Cabinet Maker


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

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melzer 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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