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The prestigious French surname Merciay 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 Merciay is derived from the name Marchand, which is derived from the Latin and Old French words for merchant.

Merciay Early Origins



The surname Merciay was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France.

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Merciay Spelling Variations


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Merciay 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.

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Merciay Early History


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Merciay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merciay research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1400, 1497, 1608, 1734, 1689 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Merciay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Merciay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Merciay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Merciay 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 or some of its variants were: Jacquine Mercier settled in Carolina in 1695; Georges Mercier aged 36; settled with his wife Jeanne Fleury, Jean, Madeleine and Jeanne Mercier in Louisiana in 1719.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Merciay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Merciay 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 12 July 2013 at 08:29.

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