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Origins of the Merriner surname

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About the Merriners

We have a total number of 129 records for people with the last name Merriner.

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Where do most Merriners live?

In 1921, most Merriners lived in Northern Ireland.

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Interesting facts about Merriners

How common is your surname?

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

We have 104 records for the Merriner surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Merriners most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Merriner first names?

  • James
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Merriners

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

Common Female occupations for Merriners in 1921
Woollen Cloth Weaver


House Servant


Apprentice Dress Making






Common Male occupations for Merriners in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner




Bobbin & Skewer Maker


Clerk Japan Trade


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