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Where did the French Merchez family come from? What is the French Merchez family crest and coat of arms? When did the Merchez family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Merchez family history?The prestigious French surname Merchez is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Artois were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Franks who controlled most of France after the fall of the Holy Roman Empire. The surname Merchez is derived from the name Marchand, which is derived from the Latin and Old French words for merchant.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mercier, Mercié, Merciait, Merciai, Merciaie, Merciay, Merciez, Mercyer, Mercyé, Mercyait, Mercyai, Mercyaie, Mercyay, Mercyez, Merciée, Mercyée, Merciaies, Mercyaies, Merciey, Mercyey, Merciest, Mercyest, Merciet, Mercyet, Mercereau and many more.
First found in Artois where they held a family seat.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merchez research. Another 200 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1400, 1497, 1608, and 1734 are included under the topic Early Merchez History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Merchez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacquine Mercier settled in Carolina in 1695; Georges Mercier aged 36; settled with his wife Jeanne Fleury, Jean, Madeleine and Jeanne Mercier in Louisiana in 1719.
The Merchez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Merchez Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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