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Melman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a miller or flour merchant a variant of Mehlmann (see Mehlman ). Dutch: variant of Van Melle (see Melle ). Probably also an Americanized form of German Mellmann (see Mellman ) or Mehlmann (see Mehlman ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mellman, Helman, Felman, Belman, Kelman, Milman, Elman, Zelman

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Where is the Melman family from?

You can see how Melman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Melman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Melman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Melman families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 44% of all the recorded Melman's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Melman families in 1911.
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What did your Melman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Melman. 33% of Melman men worked as a Salesman and 17% of Melman women worked as a Bookeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Melman were Owner and Saleswoman. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Cutter
  • Proprietor
  • Owner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookeeper
  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Saleswoman
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Melman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Melman. 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 Cards

There are 271 military records available for the last name Melman. For the veterans among your Melman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Melman lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Melman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Melman in 1963 was 63, and 79 in 2004.

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