My grand father was named friedrich adolph merkord. He came to the united in the late 1800's. I am from crowley county colorado and that is where he settled after he came her from missouri. MY mother told me that the story goese his early ancesters were origanly from ireland ther name was maccord or mcord but changed thier mame to mercord when they got to germany. I don't think thier are many of us.