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Origins and History


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Merrick Family History

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Merrick Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Merrick family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Merrick

Wikipedia Joseph Carey Merrick (5 August 1862 ? 11 April 1890) was an Englishman who became known as "The Elephant Man" because of his physical appearance caused by a congenital disorder.
Wikipedia David Merrick (November 27 1911 ? April 25, 2000) was a prolific Tony Award-winning American theatrical producer.
Wikipedia William Duhurst Merrick (October 25, 1793 ? February 5, 1857) was a United States Senator from Maryland, serving from 1838 to 1845.
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Wikipedia George Edgar Merrick (1886-1942) was a real estate developer who is best known as the planner and builder of the city of Coral Gables, Florida in the 1920s, one of the first planned communities in the United States.
Wikipedia Samuel Vaughan Merrick (1801 ? 1870) was a 19th century American manufacturer.
Wikipedia Gilbert Harold "Gil" Merrick (born 26 January 1922) is a former English footballer and football manager.
Wikipedia Gordon Merrick (August 3, 1916 ? March 27, 1988) was a Broadway actor, best-selling author of gay-themed novels and one of the first authors to write about homosexual themes for a mass audience.
Wikipedia John Merrick (1859 ? 1919) was an African-American entrepreneur born in Clinton, North Carolina, who founded the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Wikipedia David Louis Merrick (born December 8, 1952, in Keokuk, Iowa) is an internationally published artist specializing in oil-on-canvas and oil and acrylic on artboard, portraiture of both people and wildlife.
Wikipedia Lynn Merrick, born Marilyn Llewelling (1919-March 25, 2007) was an actress from Fort Worth, Texas, and a B-Western heroine of the 1940s.
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Wikipedia Clifford Merrick was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half.