The prestigious French surname Mercedes 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 Mercedes is derived from the name Marchand, which is derived from the Latin and Old French words for merchant.
Early Origins of the Mercedes family
The surname Mercedes was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France.
Early History of the Mercedes family
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Mercedes 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 Mercedes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mercedes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mercedes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Manuel Mercedes, aged 17, who arrived in America, in 1892
Mercedes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Hernandez Mercedes, aged 23, who arrived in America from Barcelona, Spain, in 1910
- Sister Mercedes, aged 44, who arrived in America, in 1913
- M. Mercedes, who arrived in America, in 1913
- Alfonso Mercedes, aged 39, who arrived in America from Casamassima, Italy, in 1920
- Jeanne Fanchet Mercedes, aged 42, who arrived in America from Paris, France, in 1923
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mercedes (post 1700)
- Eleoncio Mercedes (1957-1985), Dominican boxer, World Champion in the Flyweight division