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Melchior Early Origins



The surname Melchior 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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Melchior Spelling Variations


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Melchior 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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Melchior Early History


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Melchior Early History



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

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Melchior Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Melchior Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Melchior Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Arthur Melchior, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1710
  • Hannah Melchior, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1710
  • Nicholas Melchior, aged 28, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Johannes Melchior, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Mary Melchior, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Melchior Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Melchior, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Melchior (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Melchior (post 1700)



  • Thomas Edward Melchior, American teacher and author
  • Tracy Lindsey Melchior, American actress
  • Ib Jřrgen Melchior (b. 1917), American novelist, short story writer, film producer, film director, and screenwriter
  • Lauritz Melchior (1890-1973), Danish and later American opera singer
  • Ariel Melchior Jr., American politician, Member of Virgin Islands legislature, 1971-72
  • Johann Peter Melchior (1742-1825), German porcelain modeller
  • Eberhard Melchior, German mathematician
  • Carl Melchior (1871-1933), German banker
  • Friedrich Melchior (1723-1807), Baron von Grimm, was a German-born French author
  • Hans Melchior (1894-1984), German botanist
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Melchior Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Melchior 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 3 October 2016 at 13:00.

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