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Mergel Family History

Mergel Name Meaning
German and Dutch: topographic name from Middle High German mergel ‘marl’.German: metronymic from Mergel, an old pet name from the personal name Maria (see Marie 1).German: variant of Merkel.German (Hesse): from a West Middle German nickname for a lean or gaunt man.Dutch (van de(n) Mergel): habitational name from Le Merghele in Rinxent in the Pas-de-Calais (France), Mergele in Ronse, or Mergelput (‘marl pit’) in Anzegem, Oostkamp, and St-Pieters-Kapelle, all named with this word.

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

9,439 Historical Documents with Mergel on Ancestry.com
3,741 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
546 Military Records
622 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Mergel Families

  • Number of Mergel families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mergel families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Mergel last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mergel Family Origin

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Mergel Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Mergel

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Mergel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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