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Merz Early Origins



The surname Merz 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 family name 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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Merz Spelling Variations


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Merz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Merrittstein, Meerheim, Meistersheim, Mercklien, Merklein, Merzstein, Mertzheim, Meirstein, Maerheim, Maerstein, Meerstein and many more.

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Merz Early History


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Merz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merz research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1844 is included under the topic Early Merz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Merz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Merz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Merz 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:

Merz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Margaretha Merz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743

Merz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Goachim Merz, who landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Maria Elisabeth Merz, who landed in Texas in 1844
  • Johann Merz, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Magdelena Merz, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Anna Marie Merz, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Merz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Merz (post 1700)



  • Jon F. Merz, American author
  • Jesse Merz (b. 1973), American actor, director, producer, writer, and educator
  • Charlie Merz (1888-1952), American racecar driver, Chief Steward of the Memorial Day Classic
  • Aaron Merz (b. 1983), American NFL football offensive lineman
  • Joseph Anton Merz (1681-1750), German Baroque painter
  • Friedrich Merz (b. 1955), German politician, former Member of the European Parliament (19891994)
  • Mario Merz (1925-2003), Italian artist
  • Klaus Merz (b. 1945), Swiss writer
  • Blessed Ivan Merz (1896-1928), Croatian Catholic lay activist
  • Hans-Rudolf Merz (b. 1942), President of Switzerland (2009)
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Merz Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. 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: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. 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).
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    The Merz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Merz 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 13 May 2016 at 05:05.

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