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 Merce is derived from the name Marchand, which is derived from the Latin and Old French words for merchant.
Early Origins of the Merce family
Early History of the Merce family
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Merce Spelling Variations
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 Merce family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Merce family to the New World and Oceana
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Merce Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Merce (post 1700)
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