Merkin Family History

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Merkin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Mirkin.

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


Similar surnames: Merlin, Markin, Merin, Mirkin, Meskin, Henkin, Belkin, Mervis, Mervin

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Merkin Family Origin

Where is the Merkin family from?

Merkin Family Occupations

What did your Merkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Merkin. The most common Merkin occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 50% of Merkin's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Merkin family was House Keeping.

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  • Keeping House

    50%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • House Keeping

    25%

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

Merkin Historical Records

What Merkin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Merkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merkin 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 Merkin

Passenger List

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

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Merkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Merkin lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Merkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Merkin in 1956 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merkin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merkin 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.

Famous Merkin Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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