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Melchers Early Origins



The surname Melchers 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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Melchers Spelling Variations


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Melchers 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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Melchers Early History


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Melchers Early History



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

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Melchers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Melchers Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Melchers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Gerh Melchers, who arrived in America in 1841 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Melchers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Melchers (post 1700)



  • Julius Theodore Melchers (1829-1908), German-born, American sculptor and teacher
  • Julius Garibaldi Melchers (1860-1932), American artist
  • Claudia Melchers (b. 1969), Dutch head of CMC Catering
  • Paul Melchers (1813-1895), Cardinal and Archbishop of Cologne

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