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Merton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Merton in London, Devon, Norfolk, and Oxfordshire, named in Old English with mere ‘lake’, ‘pool’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Compare Marton, Martin 2.

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


Similar surnames: Marton, Morton, Murton, Melton, Denton, Kenton, Overton, Milton

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Merton Family Origin

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Merton Family Occupations

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  • Charwoman

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Charwoman, Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merton. The most common Merton occupation in the UK was Charwoman. 4% of Merton's were Charwomans. A less common occupation for the Merton family was Agricultural Labourer.

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Merton Historical Records

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Merton Life Expectancy

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