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The nationality of Merrian is often complicated to determine because countries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Merrian may be in dispute depending on whether the surname came in to being naturally and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that come from a professional trade, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).

Merrian Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Merrian come may come from a trade, such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession. Some of these profession-based surnames might be a profession in another language. For this reason it is essential to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many modern names like Merrian originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, etc. Often these family names relate to a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".

Merrian Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Merrian were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Merrian. Last names like Merrian transform in how they're said and written as they travel across communities, family unions, and languages over the years. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Merrian surname are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

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