Merfeld Family History

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Merfeld Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named near Dülmen in Lower Saxony.

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

Similar surnames: Denfeld, Rehfeld, Mergel, Bergfeld, Neufeld, Hosfeld, Bermel

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Merfeld Family Origin

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Merfeld Family Occupations

What did your Merfeld ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Merfeld. The most common Merfeld occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Merfeld's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer


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Merfeld Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Merfeld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merfeld 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 246 immigration records available for the last name Merfeld. 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 621 military records available for the last name Merfeld. For the veterans among your Merfeld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merfeld Life Expectancy

What is the average Merfeld lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Merfeld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Merfeld in 1959 was 29, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merfeld 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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