Mertz Family History

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Mertz Name Meaning

(northern): patronymic from a form of the personal name Martin. variant of Martz. This surname is also established in Poland, where it is now usually spelled Merc.

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

Similar surnames: Metz, Gertz, Martz, Hertz, Maertz, Bertz, Kertz, Wertz, Artz, Ertz

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Mertz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mertz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mertz. 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


  • Norway


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Mertz Family Origin

Where is the Mertz family from?

Mertz Family Occupations

What did your Mertz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mertz. A less common occupation for the Mertz family was Keeping House. The most common Mertz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Mertz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Mertz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Mertz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mertz 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mertz. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Mertz. For the veterans among your Mertz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mertz Life Expectancy

What is the average Mertz lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mertz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mertz in 1944 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mertz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mertz 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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