Name: Mercer

Origin and Meaning of the Name Mercer

  • Meaning:
    Vendor of sewing materials
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  • Meaning:
    Vendor of sewing materials
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  • Pronunciation:
    (MER ser)
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    Itself (Mercer)
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Miscellaneous Info for Mercer

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Transferred use of the surname, in origin an occupational name for a trader of sewing materials (Old French mercier, from Late Latin 'mercarius', a derivative of 'merx': merchandise).

    Use of the surname as a given name in the US may have originated in honor of the General Hugh Mercer, killed at the battle of Princeton in 1777; or as a kind of male equivalent of Mercy.

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