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

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Merris Family Origin

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Merris Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Stone Mason

    8%
  • Cheese Maker

    4%

In 1880, 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. The most common Merris occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Merris's were Farmers.

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Merris Historical Records

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Merris Life Expectancy

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