Meritt Family History

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Meritt Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Merritt.

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

Similar surnames: Merritt, Merrett, Levitt, Merritts, Bernitt, Petitt, Perritt

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Meritt Family Origin

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Meritt Family Occupations

What did your Meritt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Blacksmith, Agricultural Labourer and Boarding House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meritt. A less common occupation for the Meritt family was Brick Maker. The most common Meritt occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 13% of Meritt's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Boarding House Keeper

  • Brick Maker


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

Meritt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Meritt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meritt 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 512 immigration records available for the last name Meritt. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Meritt. For the veterans among your Meritt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meritt Life Expectancy

What is the average Meritt lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Meritt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Meritt in 1954 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meritt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meritt 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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