Merced Family History

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Merced Name Meaning

Spanish: from a short form of the Marian name Nuestra Señora de la Merced ‘Our Lady of Grace’, from merced ‘grace’, ‘mercy’.

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

Similar surnames: Mercedes, Merkel, Merle, Merck, Mercy, Mercer, Mercado, Marcia

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Merced Family Origin

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Merced Family Occupations

What did your Merced ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Merced occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 100% of Merced's were Carpenters.

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

Merced Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Merced. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merced 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Merced. 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 Merced. For the veterans among your Merced ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merced Life Expectancy

What is the average Merced lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Merced life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Merced in 1962 was 81, and 65 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merced 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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