Donald, I don't see where any merge has been proposed on your managed profiles ???
Names change with moving to different countries & locations, this is called Anglicisation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglicisation .
For an example: my second Great Grand mother is: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Baily-29 Baily. They were Quakers & preffered life to be simplified; their name used to be Bailey, & before that Bailley, & before that Baille.
Here are some variations of my Sirname Vickery... Vicare, Vickrey, Vickere, Vicaire, Attvickers, atte Vicars, Viccars, Atvicars, Vicary, Vickery, Vickarman, Viccars, Vickers, McVicar, Vikery, La Vacher, Livaccari, La Vache, Vassiere, Verrick, Verrechia, Verick, Vickere, Vicar, Verick, Verecker, Vick, Vitterey, Vittory, Vittori, Vockery.
Also Duesler Duessler Dußler from Germany.
Lippit from New Jersey, may have been Lippincott at one time. People did not know how to read or write well back in those days And people who did try to make records were not always good spellers. :)
There are many of us that have this same problem: http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/100199/i-have-a-family-line-that-has-two-variations-of-spelling?show=100199#q100199
for this reason, Many of us have started or completed "One Name Studies" : http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:One_Name_Studies_FAQ_Page