Merin Family History

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Merin Name Meaning

Spanish (Merín): possibly a variant of Marín (see Marin), or in some cases perhaps a habitational name from one of the places in Galicia named Merín (A Coruña and Pontevedra provinces). Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Mere, a pet form of the personal name of Miryam (see Mirkin).

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

Similar surnames: Merlin, Marin, Melin, Morin, Markin, Merl, Murin, Perin, Belin, Mein

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Merin Family Origin

Where is the Merin family from?

Merin Family Occupations

What did your Merin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Merin occupation in the UK was Dock Labourer. 33% of Merin's were Dock Labourers. Dock Labourer and Match Seller (Street) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Merin. A less common occupation for the Merin family was Wife.

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  • Dock Labourer

  • Match Seller (Street)

  • Wife


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Merin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Merin Historical Records

What Merin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Merin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merin 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 986 immigration records available for the last name Merin. 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 161 military records available for the last name Merin. For the veterans among your Merin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merin Life Expectancy

What is the average Merin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Merin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Merin in 1943 was 32, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merin 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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