Melchert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Melchert family

The surname Melchert 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 Melchert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melchert research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1719, 1738, and 1794 are included under the topic Early Melchert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Melchert 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 Melchert family (pre 1700)

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Melchert migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Melchert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Melchert went to Philadelphia in 1749

Contemporary Notables of the name Melchert (post 1700)

  • Catherine J. Melchert, American politician, Mayor of Bartlett, Illinois from 1993 to 2009
  • Christopher Melchert, American scholar of Islam
  • Norman Melchert (b. 1933), American philosopher, author and professor at Lehigh University (1962-1995)
  • Harold Craig Melchert (b. 1945), American linguist
  • Andreas Melchert (b. 1979), Swedish actor, known for Kajsa Kavat (1989) and Barnens Detektivbyrå (1991)
  • Melchert Helmer (1802-1876), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1837-39, 1851-52; Delegate to Indiana State Constitutional Convention, 1850-51
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