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Merrin Family History

Merrin Surname Meaning

English (East Midlands): habitational name from Mareham on the Hill (Lincolnshire) or from Meering (Nottinghamshire). The placenames mean ‘(settlement of) the dwellers by the pond(s) or pool(s)’ from Old English mere mær ‘pond pool’ + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas.

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


Similar surnames: Murrin, Merris, Merring, Herrin, Merren, Merwin, Marrin, Merin

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Where is the Merrin family from?

You can see how Merrin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Merrin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Merrin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 12 Merrin families living in Quebec. This was about 33% of all the recorded Merrin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Merrin families in 1911.
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What did your Merrin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Merrin. 25% of Merrin men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Merrin women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merrin were Manager and Waitress. .

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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

  • Salesman
    25%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Manager
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Waitress
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Merrin. 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 763 military records available for the last name Merrin. For the veterans among your Merrin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Merrin lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Merrin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Merrin in 1954 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

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