Merton Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Merton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Merton in London, Devon, Norfolk, and Oxfordshire, named in Old English with mere ‘lake’, ‘pool’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Compare Marton, Martin 2.

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


Similar surnames: Marton, Morton, Murton, Melton, Denton, Kenton, Overton, Milton

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Merton Family Origin

Where is the Merton family from?

Merton Family Occupations

What did your Merton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Merton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Merton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Merton family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merton.

View Census data for Merton | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Merton Historical Records

What Merton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Merton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Merton

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Merton. 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.

View all Merton immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Merton. For the veterans among your Merton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Merton military records

You've only scratched the surface of Merton family history.

Merton Life Expectancy

What is the average Merton lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Merton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Merton in 1962 was 49, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merton 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.

Famous Merton Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Look up another name