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Merck Family History

Merck Name Meaning
Dutch: from the personal name, a form of Mark 1.German and French: from a short form of a Germanic compound personal name with initial element mark ‘boundary’, ‘border area’, for example, Markwardt.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

71,237 Historical Documents with Merck on Ancestry.com
18,227 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,467 Military Records
935 Immigration Records
5,668 Census and Voter Lists
42,940 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Merck Families

  • Number of Merck families
     20 - 37
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Merck families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Merck last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Merck census records

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Merck Family Origin

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Merck Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Merck

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Merck Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Merck census records

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Merck Civil War Service Records

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