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Merrick Surname Meaning

Welsh: from the personal name Meuric the Middle Welsh form of Maurice (see Morris ). Irish: borrowed from Welsh. In Ireland when this is not the Welsh name it might be adopted for Irish Ó Mearadhaigh see Merry

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Herrick, Derrick, Gerrick, Orrick, Ferrick, Merritt, Merck, Carrick

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Where is the Merrick family from?

You can see how Merrick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Merrick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Merrick families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 352 Merrick families living in Staffordshire. This was about 15% of all the recorded Merrick's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Merrick families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Merrick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Merrick ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Merrick. 13% of Merrick men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Merrick women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Merrick were Gardener and Housewife. .

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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
    13%
  • Farm Labourer
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Gardener
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 99,000 census records available for the last name Merrick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merrick 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Merrick. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Merrick. For the veterans among your Merrick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Merrick lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Merrick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Merrick in 1941 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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