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Maertens Family History

Maertens Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from Maerten, a variant of Martin. Americanized spelling of German Märtens, a variant of Martens.

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


Similar surnames: Mertens, Martens, Mertins, Merten, Marte, Martins, Marten, Mertes

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Where is the Maertens family from?

You can see how Maertens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maertens family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Maertens families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Maertens families living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Maertens's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Maertens families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maertens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maertens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farm Hand and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Maertens. 18% of Maertens men worked as a Farm Hand.

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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

  • Farm Hand
    18%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Manager
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Maertens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maertens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Maertens. 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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Draft Cards

There are 529 military records available for the last name Maertens. For the veterans among your Maertens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maertens lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Maertens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Maertens in 1963 was 71, and 70 in 2004.

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