Origins Available: Dutch
The Mer surname comes from the Old French word "marre," meaning "a ram."
Early Origins of the Mer family
The surname Mer was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this important family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Mer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mer research.Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1610, 1629, 1637, 1653, 1660, 1674, 1680, 1712, and 1738 are included under the topic Early Mer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mer Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Marre, Marres, Mar, La Marre, La Mare, La Marres, La Mares, La Mar, Maur, Maure, Maures, Maurre, Maurres, More, Mores, Morre, Mars, Maurs, Moure, Mourre, Merre, Mer, Mere and many more.
Early Notables of the Mer family (pre 1700)
Migration of the Mer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alice Mare, aged 22; who settled in Barbados in 1635; Andrew Mare, who settled in Virginia in 1663; John Mare, who settled in Virginia in 1651; Mary Mare, who settled in Virginia in 1663.