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Merkel Early Origins



The surname Merkel was first found in Bavaria, where the name Merkel was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Merkel Spelling Variations


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Merkel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Merkel, Merkell, Merkels, Merkkel, Merkeles, Merkelles, Merkkels, Merkkeles, Merkkle, Merkle, Markley and many more.

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Merkel Early History


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Merkel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merkel research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1770, 1790, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Merkel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Merkel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Merkel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Merkel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Merkel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Merkel, who came to New York in 1710
  • Anna Barbara Merkel, who arrived in New York in 1710
  • Maria Katharina Merkel, who landed in America in 1728
  • Christian Merkel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Matthew Merkel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1770

Merkel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Merkel, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Merkel, aged 23, arrived in America in 1846
  • Adam Merkel, who came to America in 1847
  • Adolph H. Merkel, who settled in Indiana sometime between 1853 and 1854
  • Carl Merkel, aged 35, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Merkel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Merkel (post 1700)



  • Jim Merkel (b. 1957), American environmental activist and engineer
  • Randy Merkel, retired American soccer midfielder
  • Una Merkel (1903-1986), American Tony Award-winning stage and film actress
  • Peter Merkel, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Sussex County, 1828-31
  • John C. Merkel Jr., American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, 1977-81; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1988
  • Fred Merkel (b. 1962), American motorcycle road racer
  • Günther Merkel, East German six-time gold medalist slalom canoer in the 1960s
  • Oliver Merkel (b. 1991), German footballer
  • Pierre Merkel (b. 1989), German footballer
  • Alexander Merkel (b. 1992), Kazakhstani-born German professional footballer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Merkel


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Suggested Readings for the name Merkel



  • The Merikle Family; 1710-1967 by Paul V. Merikle.

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Merkel Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    The Merkel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Merkel 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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