Merck Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Marck, Merk, Meck, Erck, Mercy, Heick, Merry, Derck, Mencke, Mick

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Merck Family Origin

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Merck Family Occupations

What did your Merck ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Brick Mason

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Merck Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Merck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merck 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 Merck. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Merck. For the veterans among your Merck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merck Life Expectancy

What is the average Merck lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merck 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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