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Merin Name Meaning

Spanish (Merín): possibly a variant of Marín (see Marin ) or a habitational name from any of the places in Galicia (Spain) named Merín (A Coruña and Pontevedra provinces). Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Mere a pet form of the personal name of Miryam (see Mirkin ) with the addition of the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Merlin, Marin, Melin, Morin, Markin, Merl, Murin, Perin, Belin, Mein

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Where is the Merin family from?

You can see how Merin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Merin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Merin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 40 Merin families living in Quebec. This was about 89% of all the recorded Merin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Merin families in 1911.
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What did your Merin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Trapper was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Merin. 100% of Merin men worked as a Trapper. .

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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

  • Trapper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Merin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merin 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 986 immigration records available for the last name Merin. 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 161 military records available for the last name Merin. For the veterans among your Merin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Merin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Merin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Merin in 1943 was 32, and 88 in 2004.

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