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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.

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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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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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
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  • 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)
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. 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).
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    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.

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