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 Mercyay is derived from the name Marchand, which is derived from the Latin and Old French words for merchant.
Early Origins of the Mercyay family
Early History of the Mercyay family
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Mercyay 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 Mercyay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mercyay family to the New World and Oceana
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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