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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.

Merchand Early Origins



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.

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Merchand Spelling Variations


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Merchand Spelling Variations



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

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Merchand Early History


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Merchand Early History



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.

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Merchand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Merchand Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Merchand Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Merchand settled in Nevis in 1654

Merchand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann George Merchand settled in Philadelphia in 1731
  • Bernard Merchand, who arrived in New York in 1798

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Merchand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Merchand Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 November 2013 at 09:50.

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