Samuel Merriman

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Merriman was born in 1794, in Maisemore, Gloucestershire, England, his father, Anthony Merriman, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Biscoe, was 25. He married Maria Bick on 17 November 1817, in Hartpury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died before 5 April 1877, in Hartpury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, and was buried in Hartpury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Merriman
1794–1877
Maria Bick
1793–1834
Marriage: 17 November 1817
Henry Merriman
about 1819–1895
Anne Merriman
1826–1849
Alice Merriman
1827–
Samuel Merriman
1828–1828
Caroline Merriman
1829–1829
Harriet Merriman
1830–1906

Sources (12)

  • Samuel Merryman, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Samuel Merryman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Samuel Merriman, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1815

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1823

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Name Meaning

English:

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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