Merklinger Family History

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Merklinger Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Merklingen (see Merkling).

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

Similar surnames: Merkling, Reutlinger, Werlinger, Berlinger, Erlinger, Meilinger

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Merklinger Family Origin

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Merklinger Family Occupations

What did your Merklinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Merklinger occupation in Canada was Blacksmith. 33% of Merklinger's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Merklinger family was Shoemaker. Blacksmith and Saddler were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Merklinger.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Saddler

  • Shoemaker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Merklinger ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Merklinger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Merklinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merklingercensus 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 179 immigration records available for the last name Merklinger. 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 216 military records available for the last name Merklinger. For the veterans among your Merklinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merklinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Merklinger lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Merklinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Merklinger in 1963 was 69, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merklinger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merklinger 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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