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Where did the German Melcore family come from? What is the German Melcore family crest and coat of arms? When did the Melcore family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Melcore family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Melchior, Melcher, Melchers, Melchert, Melckor, Melchor, Melkior, Melckior, Melcore, Melcior, Malcher (Silesia), Melchart, Melchior and many more.
First found in Austria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. Melchior was the name of one of the biblical three Wise Men or Kings (Kaspar, Melchior and Balthasar,) and means literally in Hebrew "King of Light." In the 15th century it became very popular as a first name. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made the territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melcore research. Another 263 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1719, 1738, and 1794 are included under the topic Early Melcore History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 26 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Melcore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Philip Melchoir, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1732. Among the many who followed this first settler were: Nichlaus Melcher, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1736.
The Melcore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Melcore Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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