John Merriman

Brief Life History of John

When John Merriman was born after 1770, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Abraham Merriman, was 8252 and his mother, Ruth Symonds, was 8250.

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Abraham Merriman
1747–1825
Ruth Symonds
1750–1831
John Merriman
1770–
Sally Merriman
1772–1856
Susanna Merriman
1777–1848

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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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