Meldrum Family History

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Meldrum Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire, first recorded in 1291 as Melgedrom, from an obscure first element + Gaelic druim ‘ridge’.

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

Similar surnames: Drum, Melendy, Mindrup, Westrum, Meldahl, Meaux, Glerum, Marum

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Meldrum Family Origin

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Meldrum Family Occupations

What did your Meldrum ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bank Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Meldrum. 2% of Meldrum men worked as a Bank Clerk and 54% of Meldrum women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meldrum were Hotel Chef and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bank Clerk
  • Gardener
  • General Labourer
  • Hotel Chef

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Meldrum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Meldrum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meldrum 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Meldrum. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Meldrum. For the veterans among your Meldrum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meldrum Life Expectancy

What is the average Meldrum lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Meldrum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Meldrum in 1945 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meldrum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meldrum 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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