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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Merk

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Merk
An old Scotch silver coin; a mark or marc.

Etymology: See Marc

noun Merk
A mark; a sign.
  1. Obsolete spelling of mark
  2. (Scotland) Alternative form of mark

merk was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Norwegian Bokmål, and West Frisian

Notable Persons With the Last Name Merk

Markus Merk is a dentist, referee (association football), and football referee. Markus was born on March 15th, 1962 in Kaiserslautern.


Frederick Merk was a in the field of history of the united states. Frederick was born on August 15th, 1887 in Milwaukee. He died on September 24th, 1977.


Joseph was born in 1795. He died in 1852.


Ernst was born on September 27th, 1903 in Fürth. He breathed his last breath on June 12th, 1976.


Larisa was born on March 16th, 1971 in Novosibirsk.


Waldemar was born on June 13th, 1959.


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Popularity of Merk as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Merk U.S.
  White 96.21% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Merk

People with the last name Merk are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Merk

  • How Popular is the name Merk? As a last name Merk was the 23,054th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Merk first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Merk is Monday, July 1st, 1872.
  • How unique is the name Merk? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Merk. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Merk: Your name in reverse order is Krem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rkme. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Merk? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,109 people with the last name Merk.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Merk? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Merk as their last name since less than 1 person in 263k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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