Merriman as a place name can refer to:

  • Merriman, Nebraska, a village in Cherry County, Nebraska (USA)
  • Merriman, Northern Cape, a village in the Karoo region, South Africa

Merriman is an ancient surname originating in parts of the British Isles. It is a derivative of the Old English pre 7th century personal name 'Myrige', meaning merry, which in the medieval period became a nickname surname given either to a person of 'honest' character, or a professional clown, one who took part in the theatres of the day. The suffix ending "man(n)" was in the context of a surname, a form of endearment meaning "friend of". An early example of the exact spelling is that of Alice Merriman, who got married at St James church, Clerkenwell, London, on October 9th 1563. People with the surname Merriman include:

  • Arthur Douglas Merriman (1892-1972), English officer of the Royal Engineers and recipient of George Cross.
  • Brian Merriman (1749-1805), Irish poet and teacher.
  • Edgar C. Merriman (1840-1894), American military official.
  • Frederick Merriman (1818-1865), New Zealand politician.
  • Gregory Merriman (1988-), Australian ice dancer.
  • Henry Seton Merriman, pen name of English author Hugh Stowell Scott (1862-1903).
  • John X. Merriman (1841-1926), South African politician and last Prime Minister of the Cape Colony, 1908-1910.
  • King Merriman (?-1904), Australian Aboriginal elder.
  • Marcus Merriman (1940-2006), American historian of 16th century British history.
  • Nan Merriman (1920-), American opera singer.
  • Paul A. Merriman (1943-), American financial advisor.
  • Ryan Merriman (1983-), American actor.
  • Shawne Merriman (1984-) American football defensive end/linebacker for the Buffalo Bills.
  • Stefan Merriman (1973-), New Zealand-born Australian four-times enduro motorcycling world champion.

Other articles related to "merriman":

Tom Merriman
... Thomas Wayne Merriman (March 20, 1924 – November 11, 2009) was an American music composer based in Dallas, Texas, who in 1955 created the first production company specializing in radio ... Merriman led the Liberty Network Band, and arranged and/or produced music for Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway ... Merriman wrote and recorded the first ever radio jingle recorded in Dallas for KLIF ...
Stefan Merriman
... Stefan Merriman (born 24 March 1973 in Tauranga, New Zealand) is a New Zealand-born Australian enduro rider competing in the World Enduro Championship ... In 2003, Merriman also got close to beating Juha Salminen for the overall title, finishing second in the overall championship only three points (266 vs ... In 2004, Merriman moved to Yamaha, winning his fourth world title and placing third overall, behind Salminen and Samuli Aro and ahead of David Knight ...
Beyond Our Ken (film) - Background
... Eric Merriman had previously written material for Kenneth Horne on Henry Hall's Guest Night and Variety Playhouse and written some stand-up comedy. 1957 the BBC Radio Variety department asked Merriman to come up with an idea for a radio series starring Horne ... Merriman devised a format for the show with the working title Don't Look Now ...
Lloyd Merriman
... Lloyd Archer Merriman (August 2, 1924 – January 20, 2004) was an American professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues from 1949 to 1955 for the Cincinnati Reds ... Born in Clovis, California, Merriman played college baseball and football at Stanford University and was a United States Marine Corps veteran of both World War II and the Korean War ... the United States Navy during World War II, Merriman would fly 87 missions in a Grumman F9F Panther jet fighter during the Korean War ...

Famous quotes containing the word merriman:

    He was the product of an English public school and university. He was, moreover, a modern product of those seats of athletic exercise. He had little education and highly developed muscles—that is to say, he was no scholar, but essentially a gentleman.
    —H. Seton Merriman (1862–1903)