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Mehrtens Family History

Mehrtens Name Meaning

North German: variant of Mertens.

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

Similar surnames: Mertens, Mertes, Mehrens, Behrens, Martens, Merten, Maertens, Mertins

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Where is the Mehrtens family from?

You can see how Mehrtens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mehrtens family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Mehrtens families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 57 Mehrtens families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Mehrtens's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Mehrtens families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mehrtens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mehrtens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mehrtens. 24% of Mehrtens men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Mehrtens women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mehrtens were Salesman and New Worker.

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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
  • Painter
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Secreatary
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Mehrtens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mehrtens 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 Mehrtens. 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 908 military records available for the last name Mehrtens. For the veterans among your Mehrtens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mehrtens lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mehrtens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Mehrtens in 1955 was 48, and 66 in 2004.

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