Merkey Family History

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Merkey Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Irish Markey.

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


Similar surnames: Mealey, Mckey, Merkley, Merker, Markey, Kerley, Perkey, Murley, Ekey

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Merkey Family Origin

Where is the Merkey family from?

Merkey Family Occupations

What did your Merkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merkey. The most common Merkey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Merkey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Merkey family was Farm Hand.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Bookkeeper

    5%
  • Farm Hand

    5%

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

Merkey Historical Records

What Merkey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Merkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merkey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Merkey

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Merkey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Merkey. For the veterans among your Merkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Merkey lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Merkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Merkey in 1954 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merkey 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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