Merl Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Merl, a pet form of Hebrew Miryam (see Mirkin).

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


Similar surnames: Berl, Perl, Merle, Merk, Mery, Gell, Ber, Merkl, Gerl, Herl

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Merl Family Origin

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Merl Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Grocer

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • School Teacher

    17%

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In 1880, the most common Merl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Merl's were Farmers. Farmer, Grocer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merl. A less common occupation for the Merl family was School Teacher.

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Merl Historical Records

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Merl Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Merl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Merl in 1947 was 41, and 92 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merl

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