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Melgar Surname 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.

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


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

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Where is the Melgar family from?

You can see how Melgar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Melgar family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Melgar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Melgar family living in Gloucestershire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Melgar's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire and 1 other county had the highest population of Melgar families in 1891.
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What did your Melgar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Melgar. 100% of Melgar men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Melgar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melgar 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 925 immigration records available for the last name Melgar. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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What is the average Melgar lifespan?

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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