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Merlin Family History

Merlin Name Meaning
English, French, and Spanish (Merlín): from the Old French personal name Merlin, Latin Merlinus was derived from the Welsh personal name Myrddin. Merlinus was a Latinized form of Myrddin devised by Geoffrey of Monmouth and popularized in the Arthurian romances.Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Merle, a pet form of Miryam (see Mirkin).

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

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Name Distribution of Merlin Families

  • Number of Merlin families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Merlin families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Merlin families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Merlin Family Origin

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Merlin Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Merlin

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Merlin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Merlin Civil War Service Records

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