The prestigious French surname Le mercier 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 Le mercier is derived from the name Marchand, which is derived from the Latin and Old French words for merchant.
Early Origins of the Le mercier family
The surname Le mercier was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France.
Early History of the Le mercier family
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Le mercier 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.
Early Notables of the Le mercier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Le mercier family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Le mercier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andre LeMercier, who landed in New England in 1715 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Le mercier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jean LeMercier, who landed in Montreal in 1653
Le mercier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Bartholmew Lemercier, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750