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The prestigious French surname Mersereau is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Artois were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Franks who controlled most of France after the fall of the Holy Roman Empire. The surname Mersereau is derived from the name Marchand, which is derived from the Latin and Old French words for merchant.

Mersereau Early Origins



The surname Mersereau was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France.

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Mersereau Spelling Variations


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Mersereau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mercier, Mercié, Merciait, Merciai, Merciaie, Merciay, Merciez, Mercyer, Mercyé, Mercyait, Mercyai, Mercyaie, Mercyay, Mercyez, Merciée, Mercyée, Merciaies, Mercyaies, Merciey, Mercyey, Merciest, Mercyest, Merciet, Mercyet, Mercereau and many more.

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Mersereau Early History


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Mersereau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mersereau research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1400, 1497, 1608, 1734, 1689 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Mersereau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mersereau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mersereau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mersereau 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:

Mersereau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ada Mersereau, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Clara Mersereau, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Mr. L. Mersereau, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Mrs CH. Mersereau, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Ross Mersereau, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mersereau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Capt. John Mersereau U.E., (Mercereau) (b. 1735) who settled in Maugerville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Refugee Company 16, married to Gertrude (Charity) Van Horne having 5 children, he died in 1814 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mersereau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mersereau (post 1700)



  • Jacques Mersereau, American Academy Award nominated set decorator for the film Thousands Cheer (1943)
  • Scott Robert Mersereau (b. 1965), American former defensive end for the New York Jets of the NFL
  • Violet Mersereau (1892-1975), American silent movie star who appeared in over 100 short and silent film features
  • Joshua Mersereau Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chenango County, 1801-02
  • Joshua Mersereau, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Richmond County, 1777-78, 1779-83, 1784-86
  • John G. Mersereau, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Steuben County 2nd District, 1848-49
  • Jacob Mersereau (1782-1846), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Richmond County, 1832-33
  • Edward C. Mersereau (b. 1828), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Broome County, 1865
  • David Mersereau (1769-1835), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Richmond County, 1806-09; Common Pleas Court Judge in New York
  • Cornelius Mersereau (1798-1877), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Broome County, 1840; Postmaster
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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The Mersereau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mersereau 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.

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