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

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Hand


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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Merida family was Farm Hand. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merida. The most common Merida occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Merida's were Farmers.

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Merida Life Expectancy

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