Merris Family History

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Merris Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Mares.

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


Similar surnames: Marris, Merrin, Ferris, Maris, Morris, Moris, Burris, Murrin, Morriss

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Merris Family Origin

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Merris Family Occupations

What did your Merris ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Merris occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Merris's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Stone Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merris. A less common occupation for the Merris family was Cheese Maker.

View Census data for Merris | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    52%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Stone Mason

    8%
  • Cheese Maker

    4%

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

Merris Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Merris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merris 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 Merris

Passenger List

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

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Merris Life Expectancy

What is the average Merris lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Merris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Merris in 1958 was 74, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merris

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merris 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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