Merry Family History
Merry Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English merie mirie murie ‘merry pleasant’ (Old English myrge). Compare Merriman . Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mearadhaigh Ó Meardha ‘descendant of Mearadhach a descendant of Meardha’ personal names derived from an adjective meaning ‘lively wild or high-spirited’. Where Irish dh has been Anglicized as g there is possible confusion with Merrick . French: variant of Mery French: habitational name from Merry in Yonne or Merri in Orne derived from the Latin personal name Matrius + the suffix -acum. Compare Mery English: perhaps sometimes a variant of Mary .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press