Merino Family History

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Merino Name Meaning

Spanish: occupational or status name from Spanish merino, the title of a royal or seigneurial functionary who had wide legal and military jurisdiction over a district. The word is from Late Latin maiorinus, a derivative of maior. Compare Mayer and Mayoral.

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


Similar surnames: Marino, Morino, Cerino, Merin, Merida, Merlin, Forino, Serino, Perino

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Merino Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Merino name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Merino. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    18%

  • Native American—North, Central, South

    16%

  • Spain

    14%

  • France

    8%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    8%

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Merino Family Origin

Where is the Merino family from?

Merino Family Occupations

What did your Merino ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, City Merchant and Shipping Commission Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Merino. The most common Merino occupation in the UK was City Merchant. 50% of Merino's were City Merchants.

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  • City Merchant

    50%
  • Shipping Commission Merchant

    50%

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

Merino Historical Records

What Merino family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Merino. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merino 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Merino. 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 800 military records available for the last name Merino. For the veterans among your Merino ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merino Life Expectancy

What is the average Merino lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Merino life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Merino in 1949 was 40, and 58 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merino

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merino 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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