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The Marcer surname derives from the Old French "mercier," in turn from the Late Latin "mercarius," both meaning merchandise. In Middle English, Marcer was an occupational name for a trader who dealt in textiles.

Marcer Early Origins



The surname Marcer was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Marcer Spelling Variations


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Marcer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mercer, Mercier, Merser, Marcer and others.

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Marcer Early History


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Marcer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marcer research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1541, 1605, 1675, 1791, 1866 and are included under the topic Early Marcer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marcer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marcer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was William Mercer (c.1605-1675), a Scottish poet and army officer in the Engagers army; and John Mercer...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marcer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marcer In Ireland


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Marcer In Ireland



Some of the Marcer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marcer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Marcer, who arrived in Georgia in 1741

Marcer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Marcer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Crux Christi nostra corona
Motto Translation: The cross of Christ is our crown.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Marcer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marcer 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 December 2013 at 06:14.

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