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

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Merk Family Origin

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Merk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Shoemaker

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Merk family was Shoemaker. 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.

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Merk Historical Records

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Merk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merk

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