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  • Anna Rachel Weiner (1884 - 1972)
    I. Rachel stayed with her mother, Freida, in Panevezys, Lithuania. They left together for USA, travelling in steerage, according to her son, Irv Weiner. II. Mark found this in the Jewish Archives, Ph...
  • Annette Melmed (deceased)
  • Arthur Melmed (deceased)
  • Avraham Pincus Melmed (1866 - 1934)
    According to SA Jewish Rootsbank (they referenced: Naturalizations, 1902-1907, Page Number 5, Line 8): AP was born in 1865; originated from Ponives, Lithuania; arrived in SA 1900; naturalized in SA 1...

About the Melmed surname

"MELMED" is a derivative of the Hebrew name, "MELAMED". It refers to a teacher - either a tutor, or an elementary school teacher.

I have heard both good and bad things about melameds:

Bad: They are the lowest level of all teachers.

Good: Since they were the first teachers to interact with young children, they had a very important job to do: inculcate a love of education in their students' minds.

- Mark Melmed, Jan 2012