Melander Family History

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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

What did your Melander ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Boarding House Keeper

  • Ferryman


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

Melander Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Melander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melander 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Melander. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 768 military records available for the last name Melander. For the veterans among your Melander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melander Life Expectancy

What is the average Melander lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Melander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Melander in 1952 was 23, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melander 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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