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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 137 people named Merkins in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 22% more people named Merkins in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 167 people named Merkins were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 37% were children
  • 62 were children
  • 24% reported their race as other than white
  • For 80 females, Helen was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Merkins families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • They most commonly lived in South Carolina
  • 27% were first-generation Americans
  • 12 were born in foreign countries