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Merhar Family History

Merhar Name Meaning

Slovenian: from an old spelling of mrhar a derivative of mrha ‘carrion’ used as a nickname meaning ‘bear’ (see Medved ) as an occupational name for a flayer (knacker) and as a derogatory nickname for a hunter. The name could possibly also be an unflattering nickname for someone regarded as a vulture or carrion crow (in a figurative sense).

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


Similar surnames: Mercer, Lerner, Medlar, Melgar, Meehan, Mera, Mercado, Mehan, Mohr

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Where is the Merhar family from?

You can see how Merhar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Merhar family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Merhar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Merhar families living in London. This was about 63% of all the recorded Merhar's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Merhar families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Merhar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Merhar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Merhar. 50% of Merhar men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Merhar women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merhar were Bar Tender and Waitress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Miner
    17%
  • Machine Operator
    12%
  • Bar Tender
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    50%
  • Waitress
    50%
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Census Records

There are 690 census records available for the last name Merhar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merhar census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 224 immigration records available for the last name Merhar. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 130 military records available for the last name Merhar. For the veterans among your Merhar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Merhar lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Merhar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Merhar in 1964 was 76, and 86 in 2004.

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