Melendez Family History

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Melendez Name Meaning

Spanish (Meléndez): variant of Menéndez (see Menendez).

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


Similar surnames: Melendrez, Menendez, Resendez, Mceleney, Bolender, Resendiz, Calender

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Melendez Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Melendez name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Melendez. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South

    17%

  • Spain

    16%

  • Portugal

    14%

  • England & Wales

    12%

  • France

    6%

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Melendez Family Origin

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Melendez Family Occupations

What did your Melendez ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Melendez family was Laborer. Cigar Manufacturer, Housekeeper and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melendez. The most common Melendez occupation in the USA was Cigar Manufacturer. 20% of Melendez's were Cigar Manufacturers.

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  • Cigar Manufacturer

    20%
  • Housekeeper

    20%
  • Keeps House

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%

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Melendez Historical Records

What Melendez family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Melendez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melendezcensus 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Melendez. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Melendez. For the veterans among your Melendez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melendez Life Expectancy

What is the average Melendez lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Melendez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Melendez in 1945 was 27, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melendez

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melendez 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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