Mercier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Mercier family

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

Active in the events of the times, the family branched and held extensive lands in Paris, Berry, and Lorraine where they intermarried with many notable and important families. From there as ambassadors, diplomats and statesmen they founded branches in Geneva, Italy and Germany.

Amongst the many titles and lands they were awarded for their contributions to the King were de Beauepas, du Collenu, de L'Ecluse, de Maisoncelle, de Richemont, du Mas, de Malaval and de Touville, several of which were for their lands and estates in both Normandy and Bretagne.

Early History of the Mercier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mercier research. Another 46 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1400, 1497, 1608, 1734, 1689 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Mercier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mercier 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.

Early Notables of the Mercier family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mercier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Mercier migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mercier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jacquine Mercier, who settled in Carolina in 1695
Mercier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Isaac Mercier, who landed in New York in 1715 [1]
  • George Mercier, aged 36, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Claude Mercier aged 17, settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Claude Mercier, aged 17, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Augustin Gage Mercier, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Mercier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Georges Mercier aged 36, settled with his wife Jeanne Fleury
  • F Pat Mercier, aged 35, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]

Canada Mercier migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mercier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Julien Mercier, who landed in Canada in 1647
  • Julien Mercier, son of François and Roberte, who married Marie Poulin, daughter of Claude and Jeanne, in Quebec on 18th January 1654 [2]
  • Mr. Pierre Mercier, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 25th February 1661 [3]
  • Mr. Pierre Mercier, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 1st April 1665 [3]
  • Mr. Martin Mercier, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 30th June 1667 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Mercier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Antoine Mercier, son of Pierre and Marguerite, who married Angélique Milet, daughter of pierre and Marie-Marguerite, in Quebec on 11th August 1709 [2]
  • Jean Mercier, son of Paschal and Anne, who married Geneviève Asselin, daughter of Thomas and Geneviève, in Saint-François-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 4th November 1715 [2]
  • Joseph Mercier, son of Paschal and Marie-Madeleine, who married Élisabeth Carrier, daughter of Noel and Anne, in Saint-Vallier, Quebec on 21st January 1729 [2]
  • Joseph-François Mercier, son of Louis and Louise, who married Élisabeth Duprat, daughter of Jean and Élisabeth, in Quebec on 1st October 1729 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mercier (post 1700) +

  • Jason Mercier (b. 1986), American professional poker player
  • Wilhelmina Mercier, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972 [4]
  • Pierre J. Mercier, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 8th District, 2000 [4]
  • Paul B. Mercier, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County 1st District, 1936-37; Defeated, 1938 [4]
  • Leon N. Mercier, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainfield; Elected 1918 [4]
  • Laurence J. Mercier, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Genesee County 2nd District, 1938 [4]
  • George Mercier, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Utah, 1982 [4]
  • Edmund Mercier, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainfield, 1920 [4]
  • David J. Mercier, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Macomb County 1st District, 1950 [4]
  • Michèle Mercier (b. 1939), born Jocelyne Yvonne Renée Mercier, a French actress who appeared in more than fifty films
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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