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Merk Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Mark 1. Dutch: (van de Merk): variant of Mark 4. German: from a short form of the personal name Markwardt.

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


Similar surnames: Mark, Merck, Berk, Meck, Mery, Erk, Merkl, Menk, Mick, Mar

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Merk Family Origin

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Merk Family Occupations

What did your Merk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Merk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Merk's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merk. A less common occupation for the Merk family was Shoemaker.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Shoemaker

    4%

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

Merk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Merk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Merk

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Merk. 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 Merk. For the veterans among your Merk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merk Life Expectancy

What is the average Merk lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Merk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Merk in 1956 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merk 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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