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Merson Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from a shortened form of Meyer 2 + German Sohn ‘son’. English: variant of Marson itself a variant of Marston . Scottish: probably of the same etymology as the English name in 1 above i.e. from a place called as ‘the farmstead in the marsh’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Person, Melson, Berson, Herson, Ferron, Musson, Marron, Moron, Persyn

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Where is the Merson family from?

You can see how Merson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Merson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Merson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Merson families living in Maryland. This was about 40% of all the recorded Merson's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Merson families in 1840.
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What did your Merson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Merson. 19% of Merson men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Merson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merson were Painter and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Nurse
  • Waitress
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Merson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Merson. For the veterans among your Merson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Merson lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Merson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Merson in 1951 was 51, and 82 in 2004.

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