When William Merriman was born about 1791, in Shepshed, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Merriman, was 26 and his mother, Martha Mills, was 23. He married Susannah Badcock about 12 June 1828, in Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died about March 1847, in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 57.
nickname from Middle English mirie, merie, murie ‘merry, pleasant’ + man ‘man’. Compare Merry 1. This surname is established in Ireland (perhaps as an Anglicized form of an unidentified Gaelic name; compare Marmion ) as well as England.
there has probably been some confusion with Marriman, probably an occupational name meaning ‘servant of Mary’, from the female personal name Mary (see Marie ) + Middle English man in the sense ‘servant’, or perhaps a pet form of Mary using the hypocoristic suffix -man. The surname Marriman is now vanishingly rare in Britain and Ireland.
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