Mercer Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Mercer Name Meaning: Derived from the Old French 'mercier' from the Latin 'mercarius' both meaning merchandise

Originally an ocupational name for a trader in textiles, especially expensive and luxurious cloths ie. silks, satins and velvets.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Mercer Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Mercer family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 147
Female Servant 116
Cotton Weaver 85
Independent 81
Farmer 72
Weaver 72
Labourer 69
Male Servant 44
Wool Comber 21
Ag Lab 16
Dress Maker 15
Carpenter 14
Blacksmith 14
Coal Miner 14
Shoe Maker 13
Gardener 13
Joiner 13
Grocer 11
Lab 10
Watch Maker 10
Wheelwright 9
Ag Labourer 9
Tailor 9
Cotton Spinner 9
Servant 8

Mercer Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Mercer 100% 47,849
2 Marcer 83% 1,704
3 Mercier 86% 387
4 Merser 83% 331
5 Morcer 83% 191

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The surname Mercer is the most popular version of all its varients

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