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Merl Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Merl, a pet form of Hebrew Miryam (see Mirkin).

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


Similar surnames: Berl, Perl, Merle, Merk, Mery, Gell, Ber, Merkl, Gerl, Herl

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Merl Family Origin

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Merl Family Occupations

What did your Merl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Merl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Merl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Merl family was School Teacher. Farmer, Grocer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merl.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Grocer

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • School Teacher

    17%

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

Merl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Merl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merl 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Merl. 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 Merl. For the veterans among your Merl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merl Life Expectancy

What is the average Merl lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Merl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Merl in 1947 was 41, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merl 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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