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Merlin Name Meaning

English, French, and Spanish (Merlín): from the Old French personal name Merlin, Latin Merlinus was derived from the Welsh personal name Myrddin. Merlinus was a Latinized form of Myrddin devised by Geoffrey of Monmouth and popularized in the Arthurian romances. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Merle, a pet form of Miryam (see Mirkin).

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


Similar surnames: Serlin, Merin, Melin, Perlin, Berlin, Markin, Carlin, Merlino, Merl

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Merlin Family Origin

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Merlin Family Occupations

What did your Merlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Merlin occupation in the USA was Barber. 14% of Merlin's were Barbers. Barber, At Home Keep House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merlin. A less common occupation for the Merlin family was Farmer.

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  • Barber

    14%
  • At Home Keep House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Farmer

    7%

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

Merlin Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Merlin Life Expectancy

What is the average Merlin lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Merlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Merlin in 1957 was 53, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merlin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merlin 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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