Merck Name Meaning

Dutch: from the personal name, a form of Mark 1. German and French: from a short form of a Germanic compound personal name with initial element mark ‘boundary’, ‘border area’, for example, Markwardt.

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


Similar surnames: Marck, Merk, Meck, Erck, Mercy, Heick, Merry, Derck, Mencke, Mick

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Merck Family Origin

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Merck Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    50%
  • Traveller Leather Trade

    50%

In 1881, the most common Merck occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 50% of Merck's were Carpenters. Carpenter and Traveller Leather Trade were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Merck.

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Merck Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Merck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Merck in 1940 was 31, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merck

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