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Merkton Early Origins



The surname Merkton was first found in Yorkshire at Markington, a village in the Harrogate district which dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Merchinton. The place name may have been derived from the Old English word Merce + tun, combined to mean "farmstead of the Mercians." Alternatively, the place name could have meant "farmstead of the boundary-dwellers." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
This village is closely related to Markenfield Hall located nearby. It is generally believed that in 1150 that estate belonged to the Le Bret family who adopted the name de Markenfield. The present hall was built by John de Markenfield, an associate of Piers Gaveston and a servant of Edward II, whose reign lasted from 1307 to 1327.

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Merkton Spelling Variations


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Merkton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Markington, Marchington, Markinton, Merkington, Merkinton, Markton, Merkton, Markingfield, Markinfield, Marchingfield, Marchinfield and many more.

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Merkton Early History


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Merkton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merkton research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1415, 1420, 1398 and 1513 are included under the topic Early Merkton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Merkton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Merkton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Merkton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Merkton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Merkton 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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