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Merton Surname Origin
(Locality). From Merton, a town in Sussex, England, so called from mere, a lake or marsh, and ton.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Merton Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Merton family history than the origin of your surname:
A Merton Family History Thought:
'Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.' -- H. F. Hedge