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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 1880, a less common occupation for the Mergen family was Gardner. Laborer, Farmer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mergen. The most common Mergen occupation in the USA was Laborer. 31% of Mergen's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    31%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Gardener

    6%
  • Gardner

    6%

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

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.

Search 1940's US census records for Mergen

Passenger List

There are 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mergen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mergen 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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