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Merris Family History

Merris Surname Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Mares

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


Similar surnames: Marris, Merrin, Ferris, Maris, Morris, Moris, Burris, Murrin, Morriss

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Where is the Merris family from?

You can see how Merris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Merris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Merris families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 8 Merris families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Merris's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Merris families in 1911.
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What did your Merris ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Merris. 60% of Merris men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Merris women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Dairy Farmer
    40%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Merris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merris 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Merris. 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 624 military records available for the last name Merris. For the veterans among your Merris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Merris lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Merris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Merris in 1958 was 74, and 83 in 2004.

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