Merkel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Merkel family

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.

Early History of the Merkel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merkel research. Another 130 words (9 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.

Merkel Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Merkel family (pre 1700)

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


United States Merkel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Merkel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Merkel, who settled in New York in 1710
  • Anna Barbara Merkel, who arrived in New York in 1710
  • Maria Katharina Merkel, who landed in America in 1728 [1]
  • Christian Merkel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Matthew Merkel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1770 [1]
Merkel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Merkel, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Merkel, aged 23, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]
  • Adam Merkel, who settled in America in 1847
  • Adolph H. Merkel, who settled in Indiana sometime between 1853 and 1854
  • Carl Merkel, aged 35, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • Fred Merkel (b. 1962), American motorcycle road racer
  • Peter Merkel, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Sussex County, 1828-31 [2]
  • 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 [2]
  • 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.)


Suggested Readings for the name Merkel +

  • 4566 The Merikle Family; 1710-1967 by Paul V. Merikle.

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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