Merriman Family History

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Merriman Name Meaning

English: nickname, an elaborated form of Merry 1. Irish: Anglicized form of an unidentified Gaelic name.

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

Similar surnames: Merrigan, Marrinan, Berrigan, Kerrigan, Perrigan, Perryman, Ferran

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Merriman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Merriman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Merriman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Merriman Family Origin

Where is the Merriman family from?

Merriman Family Occupations

What did your Merriman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Merriman family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merriman. The most common Merriman occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Merriman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Merriman Historical Records

What Merriman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Merriman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merriman 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Merriman. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Merriman. For the veterans among your Merriman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merriman Life Expectancy

What is the average Merriman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Merriman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1942. The average life expectancy for Merriman in 1942 was 100, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merriman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merriman 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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