Origins Available: French
The origins the old family name Merchand 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 Merchand family, adopted the name of their occupation
as their surname. The surname Merchand was an occupational name for a merchant or trader.
Early Origins of the Merchand family
The surname Merchand 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 Merchand family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merchand research.Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1287, 1470, 1600, 1634, 1768, 1600 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Merchand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Merchand Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Marchand, Marchond, Marchonde, Marchont, Marchent, Marchamp, Marchant, Merchamp and many more.
Early Notables of the Merchand 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... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Merchand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Merchand family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Merchand Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Elizabeth Merchand, who settled in Nevis in 1654
Merchand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johann George Merchand, who settled in Philadelphia in 1731
- Bernard Merchand, who arrived in New York in 1798 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)