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Mercer Name Meaning

English and Catalan: occupational name for a trader, from Old French mercier, Late Latin mercarius (an agent derivative of merx, genitive mercis, ‘merchandise’). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.

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

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Mercer Family Origin

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Mercer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Mercer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Mercer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mercer. A less common occupation for the Mercer family was Carpenter.

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Mercer Historical Records

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Mercer Life Expectancy

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