Merrill Family History

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Merrill Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several minor places named with the Old English elements myrige ‘pleasant’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Merrick, Merritt, Grill, Cerrillo, Perrell, Merriam, Parrill, Perrin

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Merrill Family Origin

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Merrill Family Occupations

What did your Merrill ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Merrill. 29% of Merrill men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Merrill women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merrill were Laborer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Manager
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    31%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%

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

Merrill Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 213,000 census records available for the last name Merrill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merrill 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Merrill. 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 50,000 military records available for the last name Merrill. For the veterans among your Merrill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merrill Life Expectancy

What is the average Merrill lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Merrill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Merrill in 1944 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

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