Merrifield Family History

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Merrifield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, such as Merryfield in Devon and Cornwall or Mirfield in West Yorkshire, all named with the Old English elements myrige ‘pleasant’ + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’ (see Field).

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


Similar surnames: Berfield, Westfield, Bearfield, Bradfield, Horsfield, Mayfield

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Merrifield Family Origin

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Merrifield Family Occupations

What did your Merrifield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Merrifield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Merrifield's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Merrifield family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merrifield.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%

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

Merrifield Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Merrifield Life Expectancy

What is the average Merrifield lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Merrifield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Merrifield in 1951 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merrifield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merrifield 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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