Maria Bass Merritt

25 February 1843–15 August 1843
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Maria Bass

When Maria Bass Merritt was born on 25 February 1843, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, Melzar H. Merritt, was 23 and her mother, Caroline Louisa Pratt, was 20. She died on 15 August 1843, in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 0.

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Melzar H. Merritt
1820–
Caroline Louisa Pratt
1822–1853
Maria Bass Merritt
1843–1843
Quincy Allen Merritt
1845–1931
Ellen Maria Merritt
1848–1849
Eliza Frances Merritt
1850–1888

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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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  • Maria B. Merritt, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Maria B. Merritt, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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