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Early Origins of the Merlington family

The surname Merlington was first found in Durham where one of the first on record was Simon de Mereton in 1242. Alternatively, the name could have originated in Warwickshire at Meriden (Mereden), a parish that was anciently called Alspath, and formed part of the possessions of the Countess Godiva in 1043, and in the 12th year of the reign Edward II was the property of John de Segrave. Today, the parish is in the West Midlands and is the traditional center of England. Meriden literally means "pleasant valley" from the Old English "myre" + "denu." [1] The village of Kirk Merrington is also located in Durham and dates back to c. 1085 when it was first listed as Maerintun. By 1331, it was listed as Kyrke Merington. [1]

Early History of the Merlington family

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Merlington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Meriton, Merrington, Mirrington, Marrington, Morrington, Merriton, Miriton and many more.

Early Notables of the Merlington family

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Migration of the Merlington family

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..

Contemporary Notables of the name Merlington (post 1700) +

  • Robert Merlington, American Democratic Party politician, Democratic Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 3rd District, 1950 (primary), 1952, 1954 [2]

  1. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from on Facebook