Mergenthaler Family History

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Mergenthaler Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from a place called Mergenthal, probably named with a pet form of the personal name Maria (see Marie 1) + Middle High German tal ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Siegenthaler, Schoenthaler, Reisenauer, Mendenhall, Roethler

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Mergenthaler Family Origin

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Mergenthaler Family Occupations

What did your Mergenthaler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mergenthaler family was Blacksmith. The most common Mergenthaler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Mergenthaler's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mergenthaler.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • At Home

  • Blacksmith


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

Mergenthaler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mergenthaler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mergenthaler 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mergenthaler. 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 Mergenthaler. For the veterans among your Mergenthaler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mergenthaler Life Expectancy

What is the average Mergenthaler lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Mergenthaler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Mergenthaler in 1953 was 71, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mergenthaler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mergenthaler 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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