Merchant Family History

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Merchant Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a buyer and seller of goods, from Old French, Middle English march(e)ant, Late Latin mercatans (see Marchand). Indian (Gujarat and Bombay city): Muslim and Parsi occupational name for a trader, from the English vocabulary word merchant.

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


Similar surnames: Marchand, Marchant, Marciante, Dechant, Marchal, Morant, Demerchant

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Merchant Family Origin

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Merchant Family Occupations

What did your Merchant ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Merchant family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merchant. The most common Merchant occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Merchant's were Farmers.

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Merchant Historical Records

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Merchant Life Expectancy

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Famous Merchant Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)

Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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