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Merson Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from a reduced form of Meyer 2, + German Sohn ‘son’. French: metonymic occupational name for a trader, from Old French mers (Latin merx) ‘wares’, ‘merchandise’. Scottish: probably a metronymic from a short form of the female personal name Mary (see Marie).

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


Similar surnames: Person, Melson, Berson, Herson, Ferron, Musson, Marron, Moron, Persyn

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Where is the Merson family from?

You can see how Merson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Merson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Merson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 24 Merson families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 41% of all the recorded Merson's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Merson families in 1911.
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What did your Merson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Merson. 44% of Merson men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    44%
  • Teamster
    19%
  • Chauffeur
    13%
  • Labourer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Merson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merson 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Merson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Merson. For the veterans among your Merson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Merson lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Merson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Merson in 1951 was 51, and 82 in 2004.

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