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Multiple Origins for the Surname Mertz


German


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 setted in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Anna Dorothea Mertz, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Anna Dorothea Mertz, who setted 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Olway Mertz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Carl Conrad Mertz, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Peter Mertz, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Theophilus Mertz, aged 24, who landed in Missouri in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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



  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)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  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.

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