Merriam Surname History
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Merriam Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Merriam may be difficult to determine because countries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Merriam may be difficult to determine as result of whether the name came in to being naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of last names that come from a craft, which can appear in multiple countries independently (such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).
Merriam Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Merriam come may come from a trade, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these craft-based family names may be a profession in another language. Because of this it is useful to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many western names like Merriam come from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and so forth. In many cases these surnames relate to a religious phrase such as "From the ash tree".
Merriam Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Merriam were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have given rise misspellings of Merriam. Family names like Merriam vary in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across tribes, family branches, and eras over the years. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Merriam family name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.
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Merriam Family Tree
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- William Merriam 1668 - 1752
- Ruth Merriam Mathews 1713 - 1785
- Samuel Merriam 1716 - 1783
- Ebenezer Merriam* 1718 - 1752
- Joseph Merriam 1724 - 1733
- Susanne Merriam Hart
- Abigail Merriam 1708 - 1799
- John Merriam 1671 - 1754
- Ebenezer Merriam
- Hannah Merriam 1645 - 1677