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Origin and popularity of the name MERRILL

Origin

Merrill : 1: Welsh and English: from a female personal name of Celtic origin found in Welsh as Meriel and Meryl and in Irish as Muirgheal earlier Muirgel (‘sea-bright’).2: English: habitational name from one or more of the many places whose names derive from Middle English mirie merie murie ‘merry pleasant’ (Old English myrge) + hill hell hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll) including two places called Merry Hill in Staffordshire and a third in Hertfordshire.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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    Variants of name MERRILL

    MERRELL MERYELL MERRIL MORRILL MORRIL MORRELL