Log in  | Not a member? Register or

15,438 MERCHANT members around the world

Keep me informed as to MERCHANT Family online & offline events

MERCHANT points found: 56

MERCHANT Family History

This name, with variant spellings Marchent, Marchand, Marquand, Merchant and Le Marchant, derives from the Old French "marcheant" (Middle English "marchand"), meaning a merchant or trader, and was originally given as an occupational name to a buyer or seller of goods. The ultimate root of the name lies in the Late Latin "mercis", commerce, exchange or merchandise. Job-descriptive surnames originally denoted the actual occupation of the namebearer, and later became hereditary. The surname was first recorded at the beginning of the 13th Century (see below), and one Roger Marchaunt and a Herueus Merchant were listed as witnesses in the 1219 Assize Court Rolls of Yorkshire...

The MERCHANT Family Message Board

Leave a message for MERCHANT family members.

  • Find your MERCHANT ancestor
  • Tell us about your MERCHANT Family
  • Ask a question about the MERCHANT history
  • Tell us about your MERCHANT ancestors

You must be logged in to post a message

Log in or register

Invite more MERCHANT family members!

Click 'Invite' to connect with more members of the MERCHANT tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest