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Mergen Name Meaning

Dutch: of uncertain origin and meaning, possibly from the older family name Amargant, thought to be an occupational name for a maker of fastenings, from Middle Dutch margant ‘hook’, ‘clasp’.

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


Similar surnames: Morgen, Mergel, Mengel, Bergen, Maren, Berger, Morren, Moren, Merten

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Mergen Family Origin

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Mergen Family Occupations

What did your Mergen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mergen. 28% of Mergen men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Mergen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mergen were Farm Laborer and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    39%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Nurse
    12%

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

Mergen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mergen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mergen 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 435 immigration records available for the last name Mergen. 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 358 military records available for the last name Mergen. For the veterans among your Mergen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mergen Life Expectancy

What is the average Mergen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Mergen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Mergen in 1963 was 70, and 71 in 2004.

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