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Mery Name Meaning

variant of Merry 3, or from a short form of the personal name Aimery (see Emery). habitational name from places in Ardennes, Aube, Calvados, Marne, and Val-d’Oise, all derived from the same Gallo-Roman name as Merry 4.

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


Similar surnames: Merry, Mory, Mercy, Dery, Merk, Mars, Mar, Emery, Gery, Mary

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Where is the Mery family from?

You can see how Mery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mery families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Mery families living in Alberta. This was about 36% of all the recorded Mery's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Mery families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mery surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mery ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mery. 14% of Mery men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Mery women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mery were Clerk 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
    14%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Seamstress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Mery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mery 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 Mery. 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 348 military records available for the last name Mery. For the veterans among your Mery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mery lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Mery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Mery in 1963 was 74, and 74 in 2004.

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