Merritt Family History
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Merritt Name Meaning
habitational name from Merriott in Somerset, named in Old English as ‘boundary gate’ or ‘mare gate’, from (ge)m?re ‘boundary’ or miere ‘mare’ + geat ‘gate’. variant (as a result of hypercorrection) of Marriott, or of Marryat, which is from a Middle English personal name, Meryet, Old English M?rgeat, composed of the element m?r ‘boundary’ + the tribal name Geat (see Joslin).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Herriott, Merrick, Skerritt, Burritt, Merrill, Errett, Merrett