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Merkel Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: from a pet form of a short form of a personal name such as Markwardt. German: from a pet form of the personal name Mark (see Mark 4).

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


Similar surnames: Meckel, Markel, Mergel, Merkl, Merker, Mengel, Menzel, Merk, Metzel

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Merkel Family Origin

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Merkel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, the most common Merkel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Merkel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merkel. A less common occupation for the Merkel family was Keeping House.

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Merkel Historical Records

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Merkel Life Expectancy

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