Merida Family History

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Merida Name Meaning

Spanish (Mérida): habitational name from the city of Mérida in Badajoz province. One of the most important Roman cities of the Iberian peninsula, it was named Augusta Emerita, and established as a colonia of retired soldiers. Latin emerita is the past participle of emerere ‘earn out’, ‘merit’, i.e. ‘complete one’s term of military service’ (from e, ex ‘out of’ + merere ‘to deserve’).

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

Similar surnames: Merin, Medina, Melia, Merino, Hermida, Merica, Cerda, Weida, Mera

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Merida Family Origin

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Merida Family Occupations

What did your Merida ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Merida. 28% of Merida men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Merida women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merida were Labor and Laundress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Farm Laborer
  • Laundress

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

Merida Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Merida. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merida 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 816 immigration records available for the last name Merida. 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 439 military records available for the last name Merida. For the veterans among your Merida ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merida Life Expectancy

What is the average Merida lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Merida life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Merida in 1946 was 40, and 82 in 2004.

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