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

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Merritt Family Origin

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Merritt Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    2%
  • Shepherd

    2%

In 1881, the most common Merritt occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Merritt's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merritt. A less common occupation for the Merritt family was Shepherd.

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