March History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname March originated in the enchanting region of Lorraine, in France and is derived from the Old French word "marché," meaning "market." Presumably, the first to bear this surname would have lived or worked in such a place. As such, March is classed as a topographic surname, a form of hereditary surname created from a the word for a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Early Origins of the March family

The surname March was first found in Lorraine, where this notable family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the March family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our March research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1279, 1384, 1391, 1424, 1430, 1447, 1501, 1676 and 1738 are included under the topic Early March History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

March Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marche, Marches, La Marche, Lamarche, Lamarches, de Marche, Demarche, Demarches, des Marche, Desmarche, Desmarches, Le Marche, Lemarche, Lemarches, March, Marchat, Marché and many more.

Early Notables of the March family (pre 1700)

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March migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

March Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel and his wife Collice March, who settled in Virginia in 1623 with their children
  • Samuel March, who settled in Virginia in 1623 with his wife
  • Collice March, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [1]
  • Eliabeth March, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623 [1]
  • Samuell March, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
March Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean March, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1700 [1]
  • Richard March, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [1]
  • Elizabeth March, who landed in New England in 1712 [1]
  • Jurigh Heinrich March, aged 20, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Jerick Hendrick March, aged 20, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
March Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles March, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [1]
  • Anthony March, aged 19, settled in Waldoboro, Massachusetts, in 1821
  • Anthony March, aged 19, who arrived in America in 1821 [1]
  • John March, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]
  • J March, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

March migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

March Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Nathan March, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Robert March, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

March migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

March Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph March, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846 [2]
  • Hannah March, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846 [2]
  • Sophia March, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846 [2]
  • Henry March, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847 [3]
  • Matthew March, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

March migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

March Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James March, (b. 1835), aged 20, British shepherd travelling from London aboard the ship "Grasmere" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 4th May 1855 [4]
  • Samuel March, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Emma March, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Eliza March, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Esther March, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name March (post 1700)

  • Stephanie Caroline March (b. 1974), American actress, best known for her role as Alexandra Cabot on the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Kevin March, American drummer, record producer, and songwriter
  • Kevin P. March, American business executive, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President of Texas Instruments
  • Brigadier-General Francis Andrew March (1895-1967), American Professor of Military Science & Tactics, Ohio State University (1946-1947) [5]
  • Peyton C March Jr. (1896-1918), American Army pilot, son of Peyton C. March
  • Major General Peyton C March (1864-1955), American Army Chief of Staff, son of Francis Andrew March [6]
  • Fredric March (1897-1975), born Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel, two-time American Academy Award and Tony Award winning stage and screen actor, the only actor to win both the Academy Award and the Tony Award twice
  • Francis Andrew March (1825-1911), American polymath, academic, philologist, and lexicographer
  • James G March, American professor at several universities, including at Stanford from 1970-1995
  • Joseph Moncure March (1899-1977), American poet
  • ... (Another 33 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the March family

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. John Starr March (d. 1912), aged 50, American Postal Clerk from Newark, New Jersey who worked aboard the RMS Titanic, died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [7]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Canton.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARINER 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Mariner.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2013, February 12) Francis March. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/March/Francis_Andrew/USA.html
  6. ^ Peyton March. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Peyton March. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peyton_C._March
  7. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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