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Merrett Family History

Merrett Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Merritt.

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


Similar surnames: Perrett, Jerrett, Meritt, Merritt, Surrett, Merrell, Merriott

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Where is the Merrett family from?

You can see how Merrett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Merrett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Merrett families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 14 Merrett families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Merrett's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Merrett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Merrett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Merrett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Merrett. 37% of Merrett men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Merrett women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merrett were Journalier and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Manager
    8%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Journalier
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    24%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Servant
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Merrett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merrett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Merrett. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Merrett. For the veterans among your Merrett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Merrett lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2003, in the United States, Merrett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Merrett in 1944 was 51, and 87 in 2003.

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