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Merrell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Merrell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Merrell. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Merrell Family Origin

Where is the Merrell family from?

Merrell Family Occupations

What did your Merrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Merrell family was Keeping House. The most common Merrell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Merrell's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merrell.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Merrell Historical Records

What Merrell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Merrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merrell 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Merrell. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Merrell. For the veterans among your Merrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merrell Life Expectancy

What is the average Merrell lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Merrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Merrell in 1949 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merrell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merrell 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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