Merten Family History

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Merten Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a variant of the personal name Martin.

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

Similar surnames: Mertens, Mertes, Marten, Gerten, Martyn, Mente, Mertel, Mergen

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Merten Family Origin

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Merten Family Occupations

What did your Merten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Merten family was Baker. The most common Merten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Merten's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merten.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • At Home

  • Baker


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

Merten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Merten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merten 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Merten. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Merten. For the veterans among your Merten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merten Life Expectancy

What is the average Merten lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Merten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Merten in 1955 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merten 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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