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Origins Available: Borderlands, French
The Mercier surname derives from the Old French "mercier," in turn from the Late Latin "mercarius," both meaning merchandise. In Middle English, Mercier was an occupational name for a trader who dealt in textiles.
The surname Mercier was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mercer, Mercier, Merser, Marcer and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mercier research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1541, 1605, 1675, 1791, 1866 and are included under the topic Early Mercier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was William Mercer (c.1605-1675), a Scottish poet and army officer in the Engagers army; and John Mercer...
Another 26 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.
Some of the Mercier family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mercier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Mercier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Mercier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Mercier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Crux Christi nostra corona
Motto Translation: The cross of Christ is our crown.
The Mercier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mercier 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 9 November 2015 at 09:54.