Merrill Family History

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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

What did your Merrill ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Merrill Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Merrill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merrill census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Merrill

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Merrill. 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 Merrill. For the veterans among your Merrill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merrill Life Expectancy

What is the average Merrill lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Merrill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Merrill in 1944 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merrill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merrill 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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