Merrihew Family History

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Merrihew Name Meaning

English and Irish: most probably an altered form of Welsh Meredith (which is found as Meriday in 16th and 17th century English sources), or possibly of English Mayhew.

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


Similar surnames: Merrithew, Merrick, Derrick, Murrin, Perrier, Merritt, Merriman

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Merrihew Family Origin

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Merrihew Family Occupations

What did your Merrihew ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Merrihew family was Keeps House. The most common Merrihew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Merrihew's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merrihew.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Keeps House

    4%

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

Merrihew Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Merrihew Life Expectancy

What is the average Merrihew lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Merrihew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Merrihew in 1955 was 41, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merrihew

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merrihew 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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