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Merit Family History

Merit Name Meaning

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

17,123 Historical Documents with Merit on Ancestry.com
3,749 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,579 Military Records
247 Immigration Records
5,370 Census and Voter Lists
5,178 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Merit Families

  • Number of Merit families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Merit families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Merit last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Merit census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Merit Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Merit families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Merit Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Merit families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Merit

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Merit Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Merit census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Merit ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Merit Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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