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Melander Name Meaning

German: from a humanist translation of Schwarzmann ‘black man’ into a Greek compound derived from melas ‘black’ + aner ‘man’, ‘male’, genitive andros. Swedish: either the same as 1, or an ornamental name composed of the elements Mel-, an unexplained element of Swedish place names, + -ander, a popular learned surname suffix, taken from Greek andr- ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Welander, Molander, Elander, Selander, Helander, Bolander, Thelander

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Melander Family Origin

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Melander Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Tailor

    11%
  • Boarding House Keeper

    6%
  • Ferryman

    6%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Melander family was Ferryman. Farmer, Tailor and Boarding House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melander. The most common Melander occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Melander's were Farmers.

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Melander Historical Records

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Melander Life Expectancy

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Famous Melander Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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