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Mercier Family History

Mercier Name Meaning

French and Channel Islands (Jersey): occupational name for a merchant from Old French mercier from Late Latin merciarius (an agent derivative of merx genitive mercis ‘merchandise’). This name was also taken to England by Huguenot refugees. Compare Marshall and Mercy .

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

Similar surnames: Mercer, Bercier, Perrier, Verdier, Ferrier, Verrier, Meunier, Messier

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Where is the Mercier family from?

You can see how Mercier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mercier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mercier families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 3,124 Mercier families living in Quebec. This was about 93% of all the recorded Mercier's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mercier families in 1911.
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What did your Mercier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mercier. 25% of Mercier men worked as a Cultivateur and 14% of Mercier women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mercier were Cult and Comptable. .

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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 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Cult

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servante
  • Journalier
  • Servant
  • Comptable
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Census Records

There are 71,000 census records available for the last name Mercier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mercier 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Mercier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Mercier. For the veterans among your Mercier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mercier lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mercier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mercier in 1942 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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