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Merkle Early Origins



The surname Merkle 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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Merkle Spelling Variations


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Merkle 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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Merkle Early History


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Merkle Early History



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

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Merkle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Merkle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Merkle 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:

Merkle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Merkle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1717
  • Hans Geo Merkle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Bernhardt Merkle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Conrad Merkle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Johann Adam Merkle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751

Merkle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Merkle, aged 72, landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • John Merkle, who arrived in New York in 1841
  • Johan Albrecht Merkle, aged 35, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • Adam Friedrich Merkle, who arrived in North America in 1852
  • Andreas Merkle, who settled in America in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Merkle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jacob Merkle U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Royal Regiment of New York, married with 4 children [1]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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Merkle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Merkle (post 1700)



  • Carl Frederick Rudolf "Fred" Merkle (1888-1956), nicknamed "Bonehead," an American Major League Baseball first baseman who played from 1907 to 1926, best remembered for a controversial baserunning mistake he made while still a teenager
  • Edward Lee "Ed" Merkle (1917-1987), American football guard in the National Football League
  • Walter Merkle, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1960
  • Robert W. Merkle Jr., American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, 1982-88
  • Robert C. Merkle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980 (alternate), 1984
  • Patricia J. Merkle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996
  • Norman H. Merkle, American politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 2nd District, 1934
  • John A. Merkle (b. 1883), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Glauchau, 1907-08; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Bergen, 1908-11
  • C. A. Merkle, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1936; South Dakota Railroad Commissioner, 1939-
  • Ralph C. Merkle (b. 1952), American computer scientist, public key cryptography pioneer, and nanotechnology advocate
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

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

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