Mertins Family History

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Mertins Name Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from a variant of Martin.

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

Similar surnames: Mertens, Martins, Maertens, Martens, Merten, Martiny, Mertes, Marting

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Mertins Family Origin

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Mertins Family Occupations

What did your Mertins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Brewer and Broker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mertins. A less common occupation for the Mertins family was Carpenter. The most common Mertins occupation in the USA was Laborer. 15% of Mertins's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Brewer

  • Broker

  • Carpenter


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

Mertins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mertins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mertins 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 972 immigration records available for the last name Mertins. 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 874 military records available for the last name Mertins. For the veterans among your Mertins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mertins Life Expectancy

What is the average Mertins lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mertins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Mertins in 1949 was 45, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mertins

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mertins 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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