Mergens Family History

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Mergens Name Meaning

German: unexplained; perhaps a respelling of Mehrkens, a patronymic from a pet form of a personal name formed with Mer-, for example, Merolf, Merbod.

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

Similar surnames: Jergens, Mertens, Jurgens, Menges, Merges, Mehrens, Fergen, Mergel

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Mergens Family Origin

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Mergens Family Occupations

What did your Mergens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Blacksmith, Farmer and Saloon Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mergens. The most common Mergens occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 25% of Mergens's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Mergens family was Works Saw Mill.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer

  • Saloon Keeper

  • Works Saw Mill


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

Mergens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mergens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mergens 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 114 immigration records available for the last name Mergens. 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 242 military records available for the last name Mergens. For the veterans among your Mergens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mergens Life Expectancy

What is the average Mergens lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2003, in the United States, Mergens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mergens in 1970 was 67, and 78 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mergens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mergens 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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