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Merrill Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several minor places named with the Old English elements myrige ‘pleasant’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Merrick, Merritt, Grill, Cerrillo, Perrell, Merriam, Parrill, Perrin

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Merrill Family Origin

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Merrill Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Merrill family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merrill. The most common Merrill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Merrill's were Farmers.

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Merrill Historical Records

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Merrill Life Expectancy

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