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Multiple Origins for the Surname Mertens



Mertens Early Origins



The surname Mertens was first found in Oldenburg in Lower Saxony where the name Martin 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.

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Mertens Spelling Variations


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Mertens Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Martin, Martinn, Martins, Martinnes, Martinns, Marttin, Marttins, Marttines, Martines, Martinss, Marrtin, Marrttin, Martine, Marttine and many more.

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Mertens Early History


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Mertens Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mertens research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1651, 1635, 1699 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Mertens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mertens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mertens Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Mertens Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Mertens, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • George Mertens landed in America in 1776
  • Christ Mertens, who landed in America in 1778
  • Georg Mertens, who landed in America in 1780
  • Jacob Mertens, who arrived in America in 1783
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mertens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Mertens landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1825
  • H Mertens, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Trims Mertens, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Claus Mertens, aged 24, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Justine Wieland Mertens, aged 52, landed in America in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mertens Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Mertens landed in Canada in 1783

Mertens Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Christoph Mertens, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mertens (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mertens (post 1700)



  • Franz Mertens (1840-1927), German mathematician; he developed the eponymous Mertens function and co-developed the Meissel–Mertens constant
  • René Mertens (1922-2014), Belgian racing cyclist
  • Jean-François Mertens (1946-2012), Belgian game theorist and mathematical economist
  • Stéphane Mertens (b. 1959), Belgian motorcycle road racer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    11. ...

    The Mertens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mertens 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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