Merkle Family History

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Merkle Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Merkel.

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

Similar surnames: Merkl, Zerkle, Markle, Merkley, Mengle, Berke, Pirkle, Mickle, Ergle

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Merkle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Merkle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Merkle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Merkle Family Origin

Where is the Merkle family from?

Merkle Family Occupations

What did your Merkle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merkle. A less common occupation for the Merkle family was Keeping House. The most common Merkle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Merkle's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Merkle Historical Records

What Merkle family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Merkle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merkle 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Merkle. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Merkle. For the veterans among your Merkle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merkle Life Expectancy

What is the average Merkle lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Merkle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Merkle in 1941 was 28, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merkle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merkle 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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