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Merren Early Origins



The surname Merren was first found in Nottinghamshire 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.

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Merren Spelling Variations


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Merren Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mering, Merring, Merrin, Merin and others.

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Merren Early History


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Merren Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merren research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Merren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Merren Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Merren Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Merren 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:

Merren Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lawrence Merren, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1767

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Contemporary Notables of the name Merren (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Merren (post 1700)



  • Tyler Merren, American Goalball bronze medalist at the 2004 Summer Paralympics
  • Steve Merren, American businessman, vice president and general manager of Nexstar Broadcasting Group
  • Richard Merren Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1996, 2000, 2004 (alternate)
  • Duke Perrigoff Merren, Cayman Islands cyclist at 2006 Commonwealth Games
  • Randy L. Merren, Cayman Islands founder of Rooster 101 and Z99, radio stations in the Cayman Islands in 1992
  • Craig Merren, Cayman Islands cyclist at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Merren Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Merren Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Merren 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2016 at 08:58.

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