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Merchamp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins the old family name Merchamp can be found within medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Merchamp family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Merchamp was an occupational name for a merchant or trader.

Early Origins of the Merchamp family


The surname Merchamp was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Merchamp family


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Merchamp Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Marchand, Marchond, Marchonde, Marchont, Marchent, Marchamp, Marchant, Merchamp and many more.

Early Notables of the Merchamp family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was the Honourable Mamert, Chief Auditor in 1600; and Jean Baptiste Louis DeCourtel Marchand (died 1722) was a French soldier who was commanding...
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Migration of the Merchamp family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Marchand, aged 23; settled in Louisiana in 1719; David Marchand settled in Philadelphia in 1754; Louis Marchand settled in Louisiana in 1758; Marie Marchand settled in Louisiana in 1719.

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