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Mersman Name Meaning

Americanized form of North German Mersmann . Dutch: variant of Marsman .

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


Similar surnames: Marsman, Mesman, Messman, Hersman, Mellman, Perman, Kerkman, Berkman

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Where is the Mersman family from?

You can see how Mersman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mersman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mersman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Mersman families living in New Brunswick. This was about 56% of all the recorded Mersman's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mersman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mersman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mersman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mersman. 37% of Mersman men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Mersman women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mersman were Tool Maker and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Tool Maker
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    29%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Seamstress
    15%
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What Mersman family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mersman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mersman 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 295 immigration records available for the last name Mersman. 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 273 military records available for the last name Mersman. For the veterans among your Mersman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mersman lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Mersman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mersman in 1947 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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