Mertes Family History

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Mertes Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Mertens.

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

Similar surnames: Merten, Mertens, Hermes, Mertel, Mester, Berkes, Maertens, Mente

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Mertes Family Origin

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Mertes Family Occupations

What did your Mertes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mertes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Mertes's were Farmers. Farmer, Baker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mertes. A less common occupation for the Mertes family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Mertes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Mertes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mertes 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 796 immigration records available for the last name Mertes. 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 Mertes. For the veterans among your Mertes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mertes Life Expectancy

What is the average Mertes lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mertes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mertes in 1957 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mertes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mertes 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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