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Merkt Family History

Merkt Name Meaning
German: topographic name from Middle High German merket ‘market(place)’.

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

13,463 Historical Documents with Merkt on Ancestry.com
6,177 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,081 Military Records
639 Immigration Records
1,741 Census and Voter Lists
3,825 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Merkt Families

  • Number of Merkt families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Merkt last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Merkt last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Merkt 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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Merkt 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 Merkt families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Merkt Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Merkt 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 Merkt

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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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Merkt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Merkt census records

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

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

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Merkt Civil War Service Records

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

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