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Merren Surname Meaning

English: variant of Merrin .

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


Similar surnames: Perren, Marren, Merrin, Ferren, Merring, Meares, Morren, Murren

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Where is the Merren family from?

You can see how Merren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Merren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Merren families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Merren family living in Nova Scotia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Merren's in Canada. Nova Scotia and 1 other province had the highest population of Merren families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Merren surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Merren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Merren. 50% of Merren men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Merren women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merren were Bus Driver and Teacher. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Bus Driver
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    50%
  • Teacher
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Merren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merren 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 817 immigration records available for the last name Merren. 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 195 military records available for the last name Merren. For the veterans among your Merren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Merren lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Merren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Merren in 1962 was 66, and 95 in 2004.

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