Mergel Family History
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Mergel Name Meaning
German and Dutch: topographic name from Middle High German mergel ‘marl’. German: metronymic from Mergel, an old pet name from the personal name Maria (see Marie 1). German: variant of Merkel. German (Hesse): from a West Middle German nickname for a lean or gaunt man. Dutch (van de(n) Mergel): habitational name from Le Merghele in Rinxent in the Pas-de-Calais (France), Mergele in Ronse, or Mergelput (‘marl pit’) in Anzegem, Oostkamp, and St-Pieters-Kapelle, all named with this word.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press