Mercy Family History

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Mercy Name Meaning

French: habitational name from places so named in Allier, Meuthe-et-Moselle, and Yonne, derived from the Latin personal name Marcius, Martius, or Mercius + the locative suffix -acum. French: from a Picard or Walloon form of Mercier.

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

Similar surnames: Merry, Percy, Marcy, Mery, Berry, Merck, Erny, Cerny, Mory, Terry

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Mercy Family Origin

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Mercy Family Occupations

What did your Mercy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mercy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Mercy's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mercy. A less common occupation for the Mercy family was Works In Bleachery.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Works In Bleachery


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

Mercy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Mercy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mercy 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 Mercy. 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 626 military records available for the last name Mercy. For the veterans among your Mercy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mercy Life Expectancy

What is the average Mercy lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mercy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Mercy in 1959 was 26, and 42 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mercy 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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