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Mehrens Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from a short form of a compound name with the first element mar ‘horse’, or from a homonym meaning ‘magnificent’, ‘famous’.

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

Similar surnames: Behrens, Behrend, Ehren, Moren, Mehrtens, Ahrens, Mergens, Mertens

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Where is the Mehrens family from?

You can see how Mehrens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mehrens family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Mehrens families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Mehrens families living in Nebraska. This was about 29% of all the recorded Mehrens's in the USA. Nebraska and 1 other state had the highest population of Mehrens families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mehrens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mehrens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mehrens. 48% of Mehrens men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Farm Operator
  • Farming
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mehrens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mehrens 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 547 immigration records available for the last name Mehrens. 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 219 military records available for the last name Mehrens. For the veterans among your Mehrens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mehrens lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mehrens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Mehrens in 1957 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

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