Mertz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mertz family

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.

Early History of the Mertz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mertz research. Another 109 words (8 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.

Mertz Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Mertz family (pre 1700)

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United States Mertz migration to the United States +

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 settled in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Anna Dorothea Mertz, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Anna Elisabeth Mertz, who arrived in 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 [1]
  • Olway Mertz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • Carl Conrad Mertz, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Peter Mertz, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [1]
  • Theophilus Mertz, aged 24, who landed in Missouri in 1846 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Mertz migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mertz Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Elisabeth Mertz, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

Contemporary Notables of the name Mertz (post 1700) +

  • W. L. Mertz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912
  • William J. Mertz, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1914
  • Miles S. Mertz, American politician, Burgess of Palmerton, Pennsylvania, 1960
  • Mary Mertz, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2008
  • Karl Cleveland Mertz, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Mississippi 4th District, 2002
  • Harry Mertz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1936
  • Edward F. Mertz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952; Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 16th District; Elected 1948
  • 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
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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