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Mery Name Meaning

French: from a vernacular form of the personal name Médéric derived from an ancient Germanic personal name composed of mecht ‘strength might’ + rīc ‘power; ruler’. French: from a shortened form of the personal name Aimery from ancient Germanic Haimeric from haim ‘home’ + rīk ‘realm power’. French: habitational name from any of the places in Ardennes Aube Calvados Marne and Val-d'Oise all derived from the same Gallo-Roman name as Merry 5. Catalan: possibly a variant of Marí (see Mari ). Hungarian (Méry): habitational name for someone from a place called Mére in Hont County (now in southern Slovakia) or Mérő in Somogy County. It is also found in Slovakia. English: variant of Merry .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Merry, Mory, Mercy, Dery, Merk, Mars, Mar, Emery, Gery, Mary

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Where is the Mery family from?

You can see how Mery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mery families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Mery family living in Florida Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Mery's in USA. Florida Territory had the highest population of Mery families in 1840.
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What did your Mery ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mery. 14% of Mery men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Mery women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mery were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Mery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mery 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mery. 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 348 military records available for the last name Mery. For the veterans among your Mery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mery lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Mery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Mery in 1963 was 74, and 74 in 2004.

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