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Where did the French Marchent family come from? What is the French Marchent family crest and coat of arms? When did the Marchent family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Marchent family history?The origins the old family name Marchent can be found within medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Marchent family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Marchent was an occupational name for a merchant or trader.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Marchand, Marchond, Marchonde, Marchont, Marchent, Marchamp, Marchant, Merchamp and many more.
First found in Dauphiné, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marchent research. Another 230 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1287, 1470, 1600, 1634, and 1768 are included under the topic Early Marchent History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Marchent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Marchand, aged 23; settled in Louisiana in 1719; David Marchand settled in Philadelphia in 1754; Louis Marchand settled in Louisiana in 1758.
The Marchent Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marchent Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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