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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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Where is the Mertins family from?

You can see how Mertins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mertins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mertins families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Mertins family living in Connecticut. This was 100% of all the recorded Mertins's in the USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Mertins families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mertins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mertins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mertins. 20% of Mertins men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Mertins women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mertins were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Housework
    27%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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