Merkt Family History

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Merkt Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German merket ‘market(place)’.

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


Similar surnames: Markt, Merker, Merle, Berke, Gerst, Berk, Merk, Merkl, Gerlt, Meske

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Merkt Family Origin

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Merkt Family Occupations

What did your Merkt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Merkt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Merkt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Merkt family was Saloon Keeper. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merkt.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Saloon Keeper

    11%

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

Merkt Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Passenger List

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

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Merkt Life Expectancy

What is the average Merkt lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Merkt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Merkt in 1945 was 50, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merkt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merkt 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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