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Mercy Name Meaning

French: habitational name from places so named in Allier, Meuthe-et-Moselle, and Yonne, derived from the Latin personal name Marcius, Martius, or Mercius + the locative suffix -acum. French: from a Picard or Walloon form of Mercier.

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


Similar surnames: Merry, Percy, Marcy, Mery, Berry, Merck, Erny, Cerny, Mory, Terry

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Where is the Mercy family from?

You can see how Mercy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mercy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mercy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 25 Mercy families living in Buckinghamshire. This was about 15% of all the recorded Mercy's in United Kingdom. Buckinghamshire had the highest population of Mercy families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mercy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mercy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Mercy. 25% of Mercy men worked as a General Labourer and 78% of Mercy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mercy were Colliery Hewer Heavy Worker and Dressmaker. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    25%
  • Bank Manager
    25%
  • Coal Hewer Below
    25%
  • Colliery Hewer Heavy Worker
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Incapacitated
    8%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Dressmaker
    4%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Mercy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mercy 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 Mercy. 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 Cards

There are 626 military records available for the last name Mercy. For the veterans among your Mercy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mercy lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mercy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Mercy in 1959 was 26, and 42 in 2004.

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