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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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Where is the Mergens family from?

You can see how Mergens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mergens family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Mergens families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Mergens families living in Minnesota. This was about 79% of all the recorded Mergens's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Mergens families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mergens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mergens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mergens. 34% of Mergens men worked as a Proprietor and 50% of Mergens women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mergens were Salesman and Stenographer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Proprietor
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
  • Painter And Decorator
    23%
  • Salesman
    23%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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