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Merit History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Merit family


The surname Merit was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this family was established in early times.

Early History of the Merit family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merit research.
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1250, 1645, 1715, 1675, 1707, 1838 and 1912 are included under the topic Early Merit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Merit Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Demers, Demere, Demerre, Demery, Demerey, Demerais, Demeret, Demerez, Lemers, Lemere, Lemerre, Lemery, Lemerey, Lemerais, Lemeret, Lemerez, Desmery, Démery, Lesmery, Lémery, Lamer, Lamers, Lamere, Lamerre, Lamery, Lamerais, Lameret, Merre, Mérais, Méret, Mérey, Méry, Merrée, Mériaux, Mériau, Mériel, Mériet, Méric, Mérigon, Mérigot, Mériguet, Mérigeau and many more.

Early Notables of the Merit family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family in this period was Huon de Méry ( fl. 1200-1250), French author of "Li Tournoiemenz Anticrit" or in English "The Tournament of the Antichrist"), a 3,546-line Old...
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Migration of the Merit family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Merit Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James E Merit, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1864 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Merit Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Mr. Antoine Merit, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 1st April 1665 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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/

Merit Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Lieut. Thomas Merit U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Contemporary Notables of the name Merit (post 1700)


  • Merit Brooks, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County, 1835, 1845 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  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. ^ 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/
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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