Merker Family History

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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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Merker Family Origin

Where is the Merker family from?

Merker Family Occupations

What did your Merker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merker. A less common occupation for the Merker family was Keeping House. The most common Merker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Merker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeping House


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

Merker Historical Records

What Merker family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Merker Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merker 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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