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  • Abigail Pease (1662 - 1741)
    Abigail died a widow in Tisbury on May 2, 1741, in her 79th year. Her husband John had died 42 years earlier, in March, 1699, in his 33rd year. [1] [2] Merry PeaseBIRTH 19 Oct 1662 Tisbury, Dukes Count...
  • Bathsheba Pease (1665 - 1765)
    Pease formerly MerryBorn 16 Apr 1665 in Hampton, Rockingham, New HampshireDaughter of Joseph Merry and Elizabeth (Parkhurst) MerrySister of Timothy Hilliard [half], Martha (Merry) Rankin [half], Elizab...
  • Charles Wallace Merry (1828 - 1911)
  • Ebenezer Merry (1744 - 1821)
  • Lt-Col Eion Merry (1904 - 1966)

About the Merry surname

Merry Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with a blithe or happy disposition, from Middle English merry ‘lively’, ‘cheerful’ (Old English myr(i)ge ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’).

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mearadhaigh, Ó Meardha ‘descendant of Mearadhach’, ‘descendant of Meardha’, personal names derived from an adjective meaning ‘lively’, ‘wild’, ‘wanton’.

French: from a vernacular form of the personal name Médéric, derived from a Germanic personal name conposed of mecht ‘strength’, ‘might’ + ric ‘power’; ‘ruler’. French: habitational name from Merry in Yonne or Merri in Orne, derived from the Latin personal name Matrius + the suffix -acum.