Markle Family History

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Markle Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German and Dutch Markel. Scottish and English: habitational name from Markle in Lothian, Scotland, or from Much Marcle or Little Marcle in Herefordshire, England, named in Old English with mearc ‘boundary’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Marple, Harle, Marley, Markee, Markley, Markel, Mare, Mantle, Merkle

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Markle Family Origin

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Markle Family Occupations

What did your Markle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Markle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Markle's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Markle family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Markle.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Markle ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Markle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Markle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Markle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Markle. 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 Card

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

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Markle Life Expectancy

What is the average Markle lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Markle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Markle in 1943 was 27, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Markle ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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