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Origins Available: English, Scottish
Where did the English Marshal family come from? What is the English Marshal family crest and coat of arms? When did the Marshal family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Marshal family history?When the ancestors of the Marshal family arrived in England following the Norman Conquest of 1066, they brought their name with them. It is a name for a blacksmith or a person who tended horses deriving its origin from the Old English word marshal, which meant blacksmith. In medieval England, blacksmiths were extremely important because they were employed by the nobility to look after the horses.
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Marshall, Marshal, Marescal, Marshale and others.
First found in Wiltshire, where they established themselves after the Norman Conquest.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marshal research. Another 205 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1084, 1170, 1235, 1628, 1680, 1621, 1685, 1672 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Marshal History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 125 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marshal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Marshal family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 191 words(14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Marshal or a variant listed above:
Marshal Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Marshal Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Marshal Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Marshal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marshal 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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