Melcer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Melcer family

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.

Important Dates for the Melcer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melcer research. Another 126 words (9 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Melcer family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Melcer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Melcer family

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.

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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