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Melcher Early Origins



The surname Melcher 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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Melcher Spelling Variations


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Melcher 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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Melcher Early History


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Melcher Early History



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

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Melcher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Melcher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Melcher 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 were:

Melcher Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Melcher, who arrived in Portsmouth, NH in 1684

Melcher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Melcher, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Nicolaus Melcher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Nichlaus Melcher, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1736
  • Georg Melcher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Hans Melcher went to Philadelphia in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Melcher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Melcher, aged 20, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • Charles Melcher, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1841
  • R D Melcher, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Christian Melcher arrived in Texas with his family in 1852
  • Henry Melcher, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1858
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Melcher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Melcher (post 1700)



  • Al Melcher (1884-1944), American racecar driver
  • Frederic G. Melcher (1879-1963), American publisher, bookseller, editor, best known as the creator of the Newbery Medal and Caldecott Medal
  • Joseph Melcher (1806-1873), Austrian-born, American clergyman, the first Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay
  • Holman Staples Melcher (1841-1905), American Civil War officer, mayor of Portland, Maine
  • Charles Melcher (b. 1965), American founder and president of Melcher Media, a book packager and publisher
  • Martin Melcher (1915-1968), American film producer, husband of the actress Doris Day
  • Terrence P. Melcher (1942-2004), American musician and record producer
  • Philip Melcher, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1920
  • Peter T. Melcher, American politician, Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1990, 1992
  • John Melcher (b. 1924), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Forsyth, Montana, 1955; Member of Montana State House of Representatives, 1961-63, 1969; Member of Montana State Senate, 1963-67
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Melcher Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. 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).
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Melcher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Melcher 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 20 June 2016 at 14:48.

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