Levina Merritt

about 1757–

The Life of Levina

Levina Merritt was born about 1757 as the daughter of Isaac Merritt. She married William Kempton on 18 October 1783. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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William Kempton
Levina Merritt
Marriage: 18 October 1783
Samuel Merritt Kempton

Spouse and Children

18 October 1783


Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Merritt




Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Merriott in Somerset, named in Old English as ‘boundary gate’ or ‘mare gate’, from (ge)mǣre ‘boundary’ or miere ‘mare’ + geat ‘gate’. 2. variant (as a result of hypercorrection) of Marriott , or of Marryat , which is from a Middle English personal name, Meryet, Old English Mǣrgēat, composed of the element mǣr ‘boundary’ + the tribal name Gēat ( see Joslin ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Levina Merritt, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Levina Merritt, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Levina Merritt, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"

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