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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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Where is the Mertz family from?

You can see how Mertz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mertz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mertz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Mertz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 93% of all the recorded Mertz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mertz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mertz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mertz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mertz. 15% of Mertz men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Mertz women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mertz were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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