Merry Family History

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Merry Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with a blithe or happy disposition, from Middle English merry ‘lively’, ‘cheerful’ (Old English myr(i)ge ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mearadhaigh, Ó Meardha ‘descendant of Mearadhach’, ‘descendant of Meardha’, personal names derived from an adjective meaning ‘lively’, ‘wild’, ‘wanton’. French: from a vernacular form of the personal name Médéric, derived from a Germanic personal name conposed of mecht ‘strength’, ‘might’ + ric ‘power’; ‘ruler’. French: habitational name from Merry in Yonne or Merri in Orne, derived from the Latin personal name Matrius + the suffix -acum.

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

Similar surnames: Berry, Terry, Ferry, Mercy, Derry, Mery, Perry, Werry, Cerny, Jerry

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Merry Family Origin

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Merry Family Occupations

What did your Merry ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Merry. 30% of Merry men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Merry women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merry were Labourer and Accountant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Housework
  • Student
  • Accountant

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

Merry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Merry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merry 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Merry. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Merry. For the veterans among your Merry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merry Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Merry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Merry in 1941 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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