Merck Family History

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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

What did your Merck ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Advertising Agent and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Merck. 34% of Merck men worked as an Advertising Agent and 43% of Merck women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merck were School Master L C C and Retired

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Advertising Agent
  • Milk Roundsman general Farm Labou
  • School Master L C C

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Old Age Pensioner
  • Retired

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

Merck Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Merck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merck 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Merck. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Merck. For the veterans among your Merck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merck Life Expectancy

What is the average Merck lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merck

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merck 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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