Merl Family History

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Merl Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Merl, a pet form of Hebrew Miryam (see Mirkin).

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

Similar surnames: Berl, Perl, Merle, Merk, Mery, Gell, Ber, Merkl, Gerl, Herl

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Merl Family Origin

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Merl Family Occupations

What did your Merl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Merl. 8% of Merl men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Merl women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merl were Furrier and House Wife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Furrier

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Farm Worker
  • Farmer
  • House Wife

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

Merl Historical Records

What Merl family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Merl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merl 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 520 immigration records available for the last name Merl. 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 852 military records available for the last name Merl. For the veterans among your Merl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merl Life Expectancy

What is the average Merl lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Merl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Merl in 1947 was 41, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merl 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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