Last name: MERRIMAN

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MERRIMAN : This last name is indexed 37,163 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

MERRIMAN : English:: 1: nickname from Middle English mirie merie murie ‘merry pleasant’ + man ‘man’. Compare Merry 1. This surname is established in Ireland (perhaps as an Anglicized form of an unidentified Gaelic name; compare Marmion) as well as England.2: there has probably been some confusion with Marriman probably an occupational name meaning ‘servant of Mary’ from the female personal name Mary (see Marie) + Middle English man in the sense ‘servant’ or perhaps a pet form of Mary using the hypocoristic suffix -man. The surname Marriman is now vanishingly rare in Britain and Ireland.

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