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Merker Name Meaning

German: variant of Marker . South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German merker German Merker ‘watchman lookout’.

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

Similar surnames: Marker, Kerker, Merkel, Herzer, Marder, Erker, Berner, Meckler

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Where is the Merker family from?

You can see how Merker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Merker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Merker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Merker families living in Michigan. This was about 38% of all the recorded Merker's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Merker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Merker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Merker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Merker. 13% of Merker men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Merker women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merker were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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*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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Merker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Merker. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Merker. For the veterans among your Merker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Merker lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Merker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Merker in 1954 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

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