Merit Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

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Merit Family Origin

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Merit Family Occupations

What did your Merit ancestors do for a living?

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Works On Farm

    7%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merit. The most common Merit occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Merit's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Merit family was Works On Farm.

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Merit Historical Records

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Merit Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Merit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Merit in 1962 was 66, and 63 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merit

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