Melder Family History

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Melder Name Meaning

German: occupational name from Middle High German mëldære ‘town crier’, ‘carrier of news’, also applied as a nickname for a gossip or a traitor.

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

Similar surnames: Melde, Mulder, Molder, Melber, Helder, Meller, Melcer, Gelder

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Melder Family Origin

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Melder Family Occupations

What did your Melder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Melder. 38% of Melder men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Melder women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Melder were Carpenter and Hw

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labor
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
  • Hw

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

Melder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Melder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melder 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 467 immigration records available for the last name Melder. 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 992 military records available for the last name Melder. For the veterans among your Melder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melder Life Expectancy

What is the average Melder lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Melder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Melder in 1943 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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