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Melcer Early Origins



The surname Melcer was 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.

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Melcer Spelling Variations


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Melcer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Melchior, Melcher, Melchers, Melchert, Melckor, Melchor, Melkior, Melckior, Melcore, Melcior, Malcher (Silesia), Melchart, Melchior and many more.

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Melcer Early History


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Melcer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melcer research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1719, 1738, and 1794 are included under the topic Early Melcer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Melcer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Melcer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Melcer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Melcer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Melcer (post 1700)



  • Hanan Melcer (b. 1951), Israeli jurist, current judge in the Supreme Court of Israel
  • Jerzy Melcer (b. 1949), former Polish handball player who competed in the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Henryk Melcer -Szczawinski (1869-1928), Polish composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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    The Melcer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Melcer 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 November 2015 at 08:15.

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