Merriweather Family History

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Merriweather Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone of a sunny disposition, from Middle English merry (see Merry) + wether ‘weather’ (Old English weder).

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


Similar surnames: Meriweather, Merryweather, Merriwether, Fairweather, Leather, Merritt

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Merriweather Family Origin

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Merriweather Family Occupations

What did your Merriweather ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Merriweather occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Merriweather's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Merriweather family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merriweather.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Merriweather Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Merriweather Life Expectancy

What is the average Merriweather lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Merriweather life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Merriweather in 1944 was 47, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merriweather

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merriweather 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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