The Clan Mercer is a Scottish clan associated with the region of Lanarkshire and the Scottish Borders. The clan takes its name from the Norman-French “mercier,” meaning “merchant.” The Mercers were known for their involvement in trade and commerce. A notable figure of the clan is Andrew Mercer, who lived during the 19th century. Andrew Mercer was a Scottish-born entrepreneur and philanthropist who played a significant role in the development of the mining industry in the United States. He made substantial contributions to the economy and community of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and his philanthropic endeavors benefited education and healthcare in the region.