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Merryweather Family History

Merryweather Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Merriweather.

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


Similar surnames: Meriweather, Merriwether, Meriwether, Merriweather, Mayweather

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Where is the Merryweather family from?

You can see how Merryweather families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Merryweather family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Merryweather families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 180 Merryweather families living in Yorkshire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Merryweather's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Merryweather families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Merryweather surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Merryweather ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Merryweather. 26% of Merryweather men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Merryweather women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merryweather were Grocers Assistant and Unpaid Domestic.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    26%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Railway Guard
    6%
  • Grocers Assistant
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Merryweather. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Merryweather. For the veterans among your Merryweather ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Merryweather lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Merryweather life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Merryweather in 1958 was 63, and 51 in 2004.

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