Merritts Family History

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Merritts Name Meaning

English: variant of or patronymic from Merritt 2.

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


Similar surnames: Merritt, Merrett, Meritt, Merriott, Gerrits, Merricks, Perritt

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Merritts Family Origin

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Merritts Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Merritts occupation in the USA was Laborer. 100% of Merritts's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    100%

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Merritts Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Merritts Life Expectancy

What is the average Merritts lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Merritts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Merritts in 1942 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merritts 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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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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