Merkes Family History

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Merkes Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Merke, Mirke (see Mirkin).

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

Similar surnames: Perkes, Merker, Mervis, Yerkes, Merkel, Hermes, Berken, Mores, Berkes

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Merkes Family Origin

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Merkes Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Merkes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Merkes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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Merkes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 946 census records available for the last name Merkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merkes 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 101 immigration records available for the last name Merkes. 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 152 military records available for the last name Merkes. For the veterans among your Merkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merkes Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Merkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Merkes in 1964 was 64, and 72 in 2004.

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