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Merchen Family Origin

Where is the Merchen family from?

Merchen Family Occupations

What did your Merchen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Merchen family was Job Teamster. Blacksmith, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merchen. The most common Merchen occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 20% of Merchen's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Job Teamster


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

Merchen Historical Records

What Merchen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Merchen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merchen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Merchen

Passenger List

There are 63 immigration records available for the last name Merchen. 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 78 military records available for the last name Merchen. For the veterans among your Merchen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merchen Life Expectancy

What is the average Merchen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Merchen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Merchen in 1962 was 71, and 79 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merchen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merchen 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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