Merson Family History

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Merson Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from a reduced form of Meyer 2, + German Sohn ‘son’. French: metonymic occupational name for a trader, from Old French mers (Latin merx) ‘wares’, ‘merchandise’. Scottish: probably a metronymic from a short form of the female personal name Mary (see Marie).

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

Similar surnames: Person, Melson, Berson, Herson, Ferron, Musson, Marron, Moron, Persyn

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Merson Family Origin

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Merson Family Occupations

What did your Merson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Merson family was Dressmaker. The most common Merson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 16% of Merson's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and Draper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merson.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Draper

  • Dressmaker


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

Merson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Merson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merson 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Merson. 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 Merson. For the veterans among your Merson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merson Life Expectancy

What is the average Merson lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Merson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Merson in 1951 was 51, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merson 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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