Mertel Family History

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Mertel Name Meaning

South German: variant of Martel 1. French: variant of Martel 2.

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


Similar surnames: Martel, Merkel, Ertel, Mergel, Merten, Bertel, Mertes, Keitel, Kettel

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Mertel Family Origin

Where is the Mertel family from?

Mertel Family Occupations

What did your Mertel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Barber and Hostler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mertel. A less common occupation for the Mertel family was Keeping House. The most common Mertel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Mertel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Barber

    10%
  • Hostler

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%

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

Mertel Historical Records

What Mertel family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Passenger List

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

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Mertel Life Expectancy

What is the average Mertel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Mertel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Mertel in 1953 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mertel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mertel 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.

Famous Mertel Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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