Melka Family History

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Melka Name Meaning

Polish and Czech: from melka ‘half-ground grain’, hence an metonymic occupational name for a miller or a nickname from the same word in Polish dialect denoting a flour soup.

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

Similar surnames: Belka, Mulka, Pelka, Kalka, Meske, Milko, Milks, Oelke, Mele, Mula

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Melka Family Origin

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Melka Family Occupations

What did your Melka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Melka. 15% of Melka men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Melka women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Melka were Sausage Maker and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Foreman
  • Farmer
  • Sausage Maker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Laborer

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

Melka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Melka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melka 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 398 immigration records available for the last name Melka. 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 382 military records available for the last name Melka. For the veterans among your Melka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melka Life Expectancy

What is the average Melka lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Melka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Melka in 1951 was 59, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melka 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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