Mergel Family History

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Mergel Name Meaning

German and Dutch: topographic name from Middle High German mergel ‘marl’. German: metronymic from Mergel, an old pet name from the personal name Maria (see Marie 1). German: variant of Merkel. German (Hesse): from a West Middle German nickname for a lean or gaunt man. Dutch (van de(n) Mergel): habitational name from Le Merghele in Rinxent in the Pas-de-Calais (France), Mergele in Ronse, or Mergelput (‘marl pit’) in Anzegem, Oostkamp, and St-Pieters-Kapelle, all named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Mengel, Engel, Merkel, Berger, Meisel, Bergen, Hegel, Mergen, Gergel

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Mergel Family Origin

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Mergel Family Occupations

What did your Mergel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Cigar Store, Farmer and Waiter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mergel. The most common Mergel occupation in the USA was Cigar Store. 20% of Mergel's were Cigar Stores. A less common occupation for the Mergel family was Weaver.

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  • Cigar Store

  • Farmer

  • Waiter

  • Weaver


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Mergel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mergel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mergel 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 639 immigration records available for the last name Mergel. 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 553 military records available for the last name Mergel. For the veterans among your Mergel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mergel Life Expectancy

What is the average Mergel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Mergel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mergel in 1962 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

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