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Meaning and Origin of: Merritt

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Deserving
  • Latin : Deserving of good fortune

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from Merriott in Somerset, named in Old English as ‘boundary gate’ or ‘mare gate’, from (ge)mǣre ‘boundary’ or miere ‘mare’ + geat ‘gate’.
  • English : variant (as a result of hypercorrection) of Marriott, or of Marryat, which is from a Middle English personal name, Meryet, Old English Mǣrgēat, composed of the element mǣr ‘boundary’ + the tribal name Gēat (see Joslin).