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Mercer Name Meaning

English and Catalan: occupational name for a trader, from Old French mercier, Late Latin mercarius (an agent derivative of merx, genitive mercis, ‘merchandise’). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Mercier, Marler, Berner, Lerner, Melcer, Mencer, Merker, Merhar

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Mercer Family Origin

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Mercer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Going To School

    9%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mercer family was Carpenter. Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mercer. The most common Mercer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Mercer's were Farmers.

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Mercer Historical Records

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Mercer Life Expectancy

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