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Merkl Family History

Merkl Name Meaning

German: variant of Merkel. Czech: from the personal name Markus (see Mark), or possibly in some cases from the personal name Martin.

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


Similar surnames: Merkel, Merk, Berke, Merkle, Berk, Marko, Morel, Berko, Merl, Mery

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Where is the Merkl family from?

You can see how Merkl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Merkl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Merkl families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Merkl families living in Missouri. This was about 70% of all the recorded Merkl's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Merkl families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Merkl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Merkl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Merkl. 19% of Merkl men worked as a Clerk.

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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

  • Clerk
    19%
  • Baker
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Gardner
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    100%
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What Merkl family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Merkl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merkl 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 558 immigration records available for the last name Merkl. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Merkl. For the veterans among your Merkl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Merkl lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Merkl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Merkl in 1948 was 35, and 81 in 2004.

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