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Origins of the Meritt surname

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About the Meritts

We have a total number of 948 records for people with the last name Meritt.

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Where do most Meritts live?

In 1921, most Meritts lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Meritts

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 742 records for the Meritt surname. The oldest one dates back to 1890.

Who were Meritts most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Meritts.

What are the most common Meritt first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Meritt family members

Common jobs for Meritts

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Meritts in 1921
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6

Laundress

6

House Servant

5

Housekeeper

4

Living On Own Means

3

Common Male occupations for Meritts in 1921
Carpenter

6

Agricultural Labourer

4

Bricklayer

4

General Labourer

4

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4

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