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Mertz Early Origins



The surname Mertz was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name Mertz became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

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Mertz Spelling Variations


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Mertz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mertz, Merttz, Mertze, Merts, Mertzes, Merttz, Mertts, Merrtz, Meertz, Meertze, Merts and many more.

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Mertz Early History


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Mertz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mertz research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1646 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Mertz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mertz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mertz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mertz 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:

Mertz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Catharina Mertz, who arrived in New York in 1710
  • Anna Catharina Mertz, who settled in New York in 1710
  • Anna Elisabeth Mertz, who came to Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Anna Dorothea Mertz, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Anna Dorothea Mertz, who came to Pennsylvania in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mertz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Karl Mertz, who landed in Ohio in 1835
  • Olway Mertz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Carl Conrad Mertz, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Peter Mertz, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Theophilus Mertz, aged 24, landed in Missouri in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mertz Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Elisabeth Mertz, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mertz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mertz (post 1700)



  • Rear Admiral Albert Mertz, American Naval officer, eponym of the USS Mertz (DD-691), a World War II-era Fletcher-class destroyer
  • Henriette Mertz (1898-1985), American patent attorney and ancient history researcher from Chicago
  • LuEsther T. Mertz (1905-1991), American businesswoman and philanthropist, founder of Publisher's Clearinghouse
  • Dolores M. Mertz (b. 1928), American politician, Member of the Iowa House of Representatives (1988-)
  • Stephen Mertz (b. 1947), American fiction author
  • Barbara Mertz (1927-2013), American mystery and suspense author who used the pseudonyms Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels
  • Harold J "Bud" Mertz, American co-creator of the Hybrid III crash test dummy which is now the only recognized test device in both North America and Europe
  • Albrecht Ritter Mertz von Quirnheim (1905-1944), German officer and a resistance fighter involved in the 20 July plot to kill Adolf Hitler, executed for his actions
  • Xavier Guillaume Mertz (1883-1913), Swiss explorer, mountaineer and skier, member of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1912-1913) who died 100 miles from his base camp, eponym of the Mertz Glacier
  • Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856), Hungarian Slovak composer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. 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).
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Mertz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mertz 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 24 July 2016 at 18:41.

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