Merkley Family History

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Merkley Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Merkel.

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

Similar surnames: Meckley, Merkle, Perkey, Yeckley, Merklin, Eckley, Berley, Mickley

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Merkley Family Origin

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Merkley Family Occupations

What did your Merkley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Merkley. 50% of Merkley men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Merkley women worked as a Dressmaker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merkley were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Dressmaker
  • Clerk
  • Domestic
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Merkley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Merkley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merkley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Merkley. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Merkley. For the veterans among your Merkley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merkley Life Expectancy

What is the average Merkley lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Merkley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Merkley in 1960 was 63, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merkley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merkley 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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