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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

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • At Home

    2%
  • Baker

    2%

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

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Merten Historical Records

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Merten Life Expectancy

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)

Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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