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Merlin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Merlin family


The surname Merlin was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

Early History of the Merlin family


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Merlin Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Merlin, Merling and others.

Early Notables of the Merlin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Merlin family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Merlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Merlin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Merlin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Simon Merlin, who arrived in Acadia in 1636

Contemporary Notables of the name Merlin (post 1700)


  • Henry Beaufoy Merlin (1830-1873), English photographer from London who emigrated to Sydney, Australia, arriving on 8 December 1848; he and Charles Bayliss toured the countryside photographing the scenery
  • Jean-Baptiste Gabriel Merlin, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 29) Jean-Baptiste Merlin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Antoine François Eugène Merlin, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 29) Antoine Merlin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Christophe Antoine Merlin, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 29) Christophe Merlin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • John-Joseph Merlin (1735-1803), Belgian inventor and horologist
  • Jean-Claude Merlin (b. 1954), French astronomer
  • Dino Merlin (b. 1962), prominent Bosnian singer-songwriter and musician
  • Sidney Merlin (1856-1952), British botanist and sports shooter

Historic Events for the Merlin family



Halifax Explosion

  • Master Edward  Merlin (1915-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Citations


  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. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 29) Jean-Baptiste Merlin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 29) Antoine Merlin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 29) Christophe Merlin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  5. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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