Melchior Family History

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Melchior Name Meaning

German, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, and French: from the personal name Melchior (a derivative of Hebrew melech ‘king’ + or ‘light’, ‘splendor’). This was in use as a slightly unusual personal name throughout the Middle Ages, having been ascribed in popular Christian tradition to one of the Magi. The surname is also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, in which case it is an adoption of the German surname.

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

Similar surnames: Melchor, Melcher, Melgar, Kelchner, Eichhorn, Mescher, Mechler

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Melchior Family Origin

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Melchior Family Occupations

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

  • Farmer

  • Cooper

  • Keeping House

  • Agricultural Supt


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In 1880, the most common Melchior occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Melchior's were Farmers. Farmer, Cooper and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melchior. A less common occupation for the Melchior family was Agricultural Supt.

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Melchior Historical Records

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Melchior Life Expectancy

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