Merle Family History
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Merle Name Meaning
German and French: nickname, possibly for a good or habitual singer or whistler, from Middle High German, Old French merle ‘blackbird’ (Latin merula). See Merlo. German: from a pet form of a short form of a personal name formed with German mar, mer ‘famous’ as the first element.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press