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The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Merker is the personal name Murchadh, which means sea warrior.The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Mhurchaidh, meaning son of Murchadh;

Merker Early Origins



The surname Merker was first found in Inverness, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. They are believed to be descended from Murdoch, a natural son of Angus Mor of Islay of the Clan Donald. In the 12th and 13th centuries the name assumed the Gaelic MacMurchie but with the growing economic need to blend into the mainland the name became anglicized to Murchison.

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Merker Spelling Variations


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Merker Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Merker include many spelling variations. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. Murchison, Murcheson, Murchieson, Murquhouson, Murquhosoun, Murckison and many more.

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Merker Early History


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Merker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merker research. Another 216 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1452, 1541, 1566, and 1685 are included under the topic Early Merker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Merker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Merker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Merker 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



Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North Ameri ca. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Merker, or a variant listed above:

Merker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Merker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Hans Georg Merker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • George Merker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Merker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Leonard Merker, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1848
  • Philip Merker, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1855
  • Johann Jakob Merker, who arrived in America in 1867
  • Ben Merker, aged 75, who emigrated to America, in 1894
  • Adolf Merker, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Merker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • August Merker, aged 17, who landed in America from Morgentpohl, Russia, in 1905
  • Carl Merker, aged 69, who emigrated to the United States from Attesniken, Russia, in 1910
  • Ewald Merker, aged 54, who landed in America from Chemnitz, Germany, in 1911
  • Egon Merker, aged 3, who settled in America from Lehe, Germany, in 1915
  • Diamand Merker, aged 42, who landed in America from Prezemislawy, Poland, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Merker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Merker (post 1700)



  • Björn Merker (b. 1943), Swedish neuroscientist
  • Ludwig Merker (1894-1964), German Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Impavido pectore
Motto Translation: With undaunted heart.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    2. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Merker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Merker 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 9 December 2011 at 19:30.

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