Merkel Family History

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Merkel Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: from a pet form of a short form of a personal name such as Markwardt. German: from a pet form of the personal name Mark (see Mark 4).

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


Similar surnames: Meckel, Markel, Mergel, Merkl, Merker, Mengel, Menzel, Merk, Metzel

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Merkel Family Origin

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Merkel Family Occupations

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  • Draper & Hatter

    33%
  • Pensioner

    33%
  • Watch & Clock Dealer

    33%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Merkel family was Watch & Clock Dealer. Draper & Hatter and Pensioner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Merkel. The most common Merkel occupation in the UK was Draper & Hatter. 33% of Merkel's were Draper & Hatters.

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Merkel Historical Records

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Merkel Life Expectancy

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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