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Merrick Name Meaning

Welsh: from the Welsh personal name Meurig, a form of Maurice, Latin Mauritius (see Morris). English: from an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, composed of the Germanic elements meri, mari ‘fame’ + ric ‘power’. Scottish: habitational name from a place near Minigaff in the county of Dumfries and Galloway, so called from Gaelic meurach ‘branch or fork of a road or river’. Irish: when not Welsh or English in origin, probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mearadhaigh (see Merry).

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


Similar surnames: Herrick, Derrick, Gerrick, Orrick, Ferrick, Merritt, Merck, Carrick

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Merrick Family Origin

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Merrick Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merrick. A less common occupation for the Merrick family was Carpenter. The most common Merrick occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Merrick's were Farmers.

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