History of your Surname
Get access to Merica family records.Start a free trial

Merica Family History

Merica Name Meaning

Romanian: either from a pet form of the personal name Mera, from Miron, of Greek origin (see Myron), or a habitational name.

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


Similar surnames: Merin, Jurica, Melia, Mercy, Mera, Monica, Morici, Mesich, Maria

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Merica family from?

You can see how Merica families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Merica family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Merica families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Merica families living in Ohio. This was about 36% of all the recorded Merica's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Merica families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Merica surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Merica ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Merica. 32% of Merica men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Merica women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merica were Foreman and Seamstress. .

View Census Data for Merica | Data not to scale

*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

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Labor
    14%
  • Foreman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Seamstress
    50%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Merica family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Merica. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merica census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Merica

Passenger Lists

There are 175 immigration records available for the last name Merica. 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.

View all Merica immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Merica. For the veterans among your Merica ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Merica military records

You've only scratched the surface of Merica family history

Discover More

What is the average Merica lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Merica life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Merica in 1957 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merica

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Merica family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial