Etruscan, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Mercer

Mercer comes from an English and Scottish surname, an occupational name for someone who was a merchant. it comes from Anglo-Norman mercer (merchant, trader) which comes from Latin merx (merchandise, commodity; goods) which could be derived from Proto-Italic *merk- via a Etruscan source referring to various aspects of economics; or it could be derived from PIE *merĝ- (boundary, border).

Origin: Etruscan, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Mercier (French, English)

 

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