Merck Name Meaning

Dutch: from the personal name, a form of Mark 1. German and French: from a short form of a Germanic compound personal name with initial element mark ‘boundary’, ‘border area’, for example, Markwardt.

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

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Merck Family Origin

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Merck Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Brick Mason

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, the most common Merck occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Merck's were Farmers. Farmer, Brick Mason and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merck. A less common occupation for the Merck family was Farming.

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Merck Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Merck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Merck in 1940 was 31, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merck

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