William Merriman

Brief Life History of William

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.

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William Merriman
about 1791–1847
Susannah Badcock
Marriage: about 12 June 1828
Alfred Merriman
Catherine Merriman
Elizabeth Ann Merriman
Edwin Merriman
about 1841–1848
Jane Merriman
Walter Leonard Merriman

Sources (9)

  • William Merriman, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Merriman - Government record: Census record: birth: about 1791; Sheepshed, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Merriman - Government record: Death record or certificate: death: about March 1847; Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

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1801 · The Act of Union

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1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

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The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning


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.

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

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