Merlo Family History

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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

What did your Merlo ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Electric Machinist and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Merlo. 20% of Merlo men worked as an Electric Machinist and 34% of Merlo women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merlo were Hotel Proprietor and Household Duties (unpaid)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Electric Machinist
  • Floor Head Waiter (hotel)
  • Garage May mechanic (heavy Worker
  • Hotel Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Accounting Machine Operator (hat
  • Comptometer Operator ce Typist For Mono Steel Stockholders
  • Household Duties (unpaid)

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Merlo Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Merlo Life Expectancy

What is the average Merlo lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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