Mersman Family History

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Mersman Name Meaning

German: variant of Mersch with the addition of Middle Low German man ‘man’. Dutch: variant of Meers 2. Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch me(e)rseman, maers(e)man ‘peddler’, ‘traveling merchant’.

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


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

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Mersman Family Origin

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Mersman Family 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 US named Mersman. 20% of Mersman men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Mersman women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mersman were Accountant and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Accountant
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housework
    7%

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

Mersman Historical Records

What Mersman family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Mersman Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mersman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mersman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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