Merion History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Merion family

The surname Merion was 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. The family held a family seat at Winteringham in Lincolnshire in early times. "The estates were anciently held by the Marmions, one of whom, in the reign of Edward II., obtained a charter for a market here, now no longer held." [1]

Important Dates for the Merion family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merion research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1379, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Merion History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Merion Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Merion family (pre 1700)

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Merion migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Merion Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Dominick Merion, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1870 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Merion (post 1700)

  • Merion Robert Samborski, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Illinois State Senate 23rd District, 1938 [3]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from
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