Merz records on Ancestry

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Origins and History


New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Merz surname or get a copy of the Merz family Crest (a great gift idea!).


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Merz Family History

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Merz 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 below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. 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 Merz family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Merz

Wikipedia Hans-Rudolf Merz (born 10 November 1942) is a Swiss politician of the PRD) and member of the Swiss Federal Council (since 2004).
Wikipedia Jesse Merz (born November 15, 1973 in Hood River, Oregon) is an American actor, director, producer, writer, and professor.
Wikipedia Mario Merz (January 1, 1925 ? 9 November 2003) was an Italian artist.
Wikipedia Charles Hesterman Merz (5 October 1874 - 14 or 15 October 1940) was a British electrical engineer who pioneered the use of high-voltage three-phase AC power distribution in the United Kingdom, building a system in the North East of England in the early 20th century that became the model for the country's National Grid.
Wikipedia Aaron Andrew Merz (born August 27, 1983 in Bakersfield, California) is an American football offensive lineman who is currently a free agent.
Wikipedia Curtis Carl Merz (born April 17, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey) is a former college and professional American football guard who played seven seasons in the American Football League from 1962-1968.
Wikipedia Ivan Merz (1896-1928 in Zagreb) was a Bosnian-Croatian lay academic, beatified by Pope John-Paul II on a visit at Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina on June 23, 2003.
Wikipedia Joseph Anton Merz (1681 ? January 7, 1750) was a German Baroque painter.