Merriam Family History

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Merriam Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Merriams in Leeds, Kent.

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


Similar surnames: Merritt, Merrill, Merrick, Mepham, Merriman, Derham, Herring, Markham

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Merriam Family Origin

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Merriam Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Laborer

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merriam. The most common Merriam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Merriam's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Merriam family was Laborer.

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Merriam Historical Records

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Merriam Life Expectancy

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