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Merenda Name Meaning

Italian: from merenda, from Late Latin merenda ‘evening meal’; however, it may have retained the meaning of Latin merere ‘to merit’ in the sense ‘worthy cause’, ‘thing of merit’. Portuguese: from merenda ‘light meal’, cognate with 1.

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


Similar surnames: Mirenda, Miranda, Merida, Meranda, Serena, Ceresa, Moren, Melena

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Where is the Merenda family from?

You can see how Merenda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Merenda family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Merenda families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Merenda families living in California. This was about 70% of all the recorded Merenda's in USA. California had the highest population of Merenda families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Merenda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Merenda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stitcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Merenda. 20% of Merenda men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Merenda women worked as a Stitcher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merenda were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stitcher
    27%
  • New Worker
    20%
  • Inspector
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Merenda. 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 Cards

There are 358 military records available for the last name Merenda. For the veterans among your Merenda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Merenda lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Merenda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Merenda in 1961 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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