occupational name for a trader who dealt in textiles.
Early Origins of the Merser family
Northumberland where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Merser family
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Merser Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mercer, Mercier, Merser, Marcer and others.
Early Notables of the Merser family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Merser family to Ireland
Some of the Merser family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Merser family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Merser Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Merser Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Merser Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Crux Christi nostra corona
Motto Translation: The cross of Christ is our crown.
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