Mertens Family History

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Mertens Name Meaning

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

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

Similar surnames: Merten, Martens, Maertens, Mertins, Mergens, Mertes, Mehrtens

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Mertens Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mertens name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mertens. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Mertens Family Origin

Where is the Mertens family from?

Mertens Family Occupations

What did your Mertens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mertens family was Laborer. The most common Mertens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Mertens's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mertens.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Mertens Historical Records

What Mertens family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Mertens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mertens 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Mertens. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Mertens. For the veterans among your Mertens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mertens Life Expectancy

What is the average Mertens lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mertens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Mertens in 1952 was 57, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mertens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mertens 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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