History of your Surname
Get access to Melander family records.Start a free trial

Melander Family History

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

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Melander family from?

You can see how Melander families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Melander family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Melander families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1871 there was 1 Melander family living in Aberdeenshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Melander's in Scotland. Aberdeenshire had the highest population of Melander families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Melander surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Melander ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Melander. .

View Census data for Melander | Data not to scale

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

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Melander family records will you find?

Census Records

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.

Search UK census records for Melander

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Melander. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Melander immigration records

Draft Cards

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.

View all Melander military records

You've only scratched the surface of Melander family history.

Discover More

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melander

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Melander family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial