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The surname Merman was first found in Bavaria, where the name Mersmann 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mersmann, Mermann, Merman, Mersman, Merssman, Merssmann, Merrman, Mersaman, Merseman, Murman, Mirrman, Mirmann, Murrman, Murmann, Myrmann and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merman research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Merman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Merman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John George Merman, who arrived in Baltimore in 1830
  • Rosine Merman, who settled in Baltimore in 1830
  • John Fredk Merman, who arrived in Baltimore in 1830
  • John Merman, who arrived in Baltimore in 1830
  • Esta Merman, who settled in Baltimore in 1830
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  • Ethel Merman (1908-1984), American actress and singer
  • Lawrence E. Merman Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Monroe County, 1961
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    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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