Merlin Family History

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Merlin Name Meaning

English, French, and Spanish (Merlín): from the Old French personal name Merlin, Latin Merlinus was derived from the Welsh personal name Myrddin. Merlinus was a Latinized form of Myrddin devised by Geoffrey of Monmouth and popularized in the Arthurian romances. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Merle, a pet form of Miryam (see Mirkin).

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

Similar surnames: Serlin, Merin, Melin, Perlin, Berlin, Markin, Carlin, Merlino, Merl

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Merlin Family Origin

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Merlin Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Merlin.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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Merlin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Merlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merlin 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

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Merlin. For the veterans among your Merlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merlin Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Merlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Merlin in 1957 was 53, and 85 in 2004.

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