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Where did the English Merino family come from? What is the English Merino family crest and coat of arms? When did the Merino family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Merino family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Marin, Marinn, Marrin, Marrine, Marinson, Marynson, Marrenson and many more.

First found in Hampshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire. They were one of the many noble Norman families King Henry recruited from Normandy during his reign. They were of Marrini or Marigny family of Calvados in Bayeux at Marigny, 4 kilometers from Port en Bessin. In 1166 Gwerri or Guerri Marigny held half a knights fee from Adam de Port, a Norman Baron, at Mapledurwell, 3 miles from Basingstoke.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merino research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1379, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Merino History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Merino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Merino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Pedro Merino, aged 45, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Juan Merino, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Lazaro Merino, who landed in Cartagena in 1834
  • Francisco Merino, who landed in Rio de la Plata in 1835
  • Miguel Merino, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1836


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  • Rafael Merino, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 34th District, 2000
  • Felipe Merino, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Hawthorne, California, 2003
  • Angelo Merino, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1939
  • Luis Alonso Anaya Merino (b. 1981), Salvadoran professional soccer player


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  2. 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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  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Merino Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Merino 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 23 November 2015 at 10:48.

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