Merlo Name Meaning

Italian and Spanish: nickname from Italian and medieval Spanish merlo ‘blackbird’ (Latin merula). In the Middle Ages this bird seems to have been regarded at times as foolish and gullible, and at other times as cunning and wily. In some cases the surname may have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher.

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


Similar surnames: Merle, Mero, Melo, Mallo, Bello, Cerro, Merlos, Merry, Mello, Merli

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Merlo Family Origin

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Merlo Family Occupations

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  • Labourer In Spelter Wks

    100%

In 1881, the most common Merlo occupation in the UK was Labourer In Spelter Wks. 100% of Merlo's were Labourer In Spelter Wkss.

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Merlo Historical Records

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Merlo Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Merlo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Merlo in 1944 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merlo

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