Melgar Family History

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Melgar Name Meaning

Spanish: topographic name for someone who lived by a field of lucerne, Spanish melgar (a collective derivative of mielga ‘lucerne’, Late Latin melica, for classical Latin Medica (herba) ‘plant’ from Media). There are several places in Spain named with this word, and the surname may be a habitational name from any one of them. Dutch: variant of Melchior.

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

Similar surnames: Melia, Belger, Meller, Melgaard, Molnar, Menger, Elgart, Menear

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Melgar Family Origin

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Melgar Family Occupations

What did your Melgar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Melgar.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer

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Melgar Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 90 military records available for the last name Melgar. For the veterans among your Melgar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melgar Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Melgar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Melgar in 1950 was 24, and 50 in 2004.

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