Marchand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Marchand was an occupational name for a merchant having derived from the Old French, Middle English word "marchant," which in turn came from the Late Latin "mercatans."

Early Origins of the Marchand family

The surname Marchand was first found in Buckinghamshire, where they held a family seat from early times and granted lands by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. They were originally from Normandy being tradesmen for Le Merchant. By 1180 they had been granted lands north of the border in Scotland when Rudolph Mercater held lands in Dunfermline.

Important Dates for the Marchand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marchand research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1298 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Marchand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Marchand Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Merchant, Merchand, Marchand, Mercator and others.

Early Notables of the Marchand family (pre 1700)

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Marchand migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marchand Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henri Marchand, who landed in Long Island in 1685 [1]
Marchand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hiacinthe Marchand, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [1]
  • Jean Marchand, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [1]
  • Marie Marchand, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Charles Marchand, aged 23, settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Marie Marchand, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Marchand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rene Marchand, who settled in New Orleans La. in 1823
  • Joseph Marchand, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1834 [1]
  • Joachim Marchand, who landed in New York in 1847 [1]

Marchand migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marchand Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Catherine Marchand, who landed in Montreal in 1659
  • Francois Marchand, who arrived in Canada in 1664
  • François Marchand, son of Louis and Françoise, married Madeleine Groslot, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Quebec on 30th September 1669 [2]
  • Jean Marchand, son of Jean and Catherine, married Marie Hayot, daughter of Adrien and Marie-Madeleine, in Quebec on 14th April 1681 [2]
  • Louis Marchand, son of Louis and Françoise, married Geneviève Rochon, daughter of Simon and Mathruine, in Lévis, Quebec on 16th June 1693 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Marchand Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Louis Marchand, son of Louis and Françoise, married Jeanne Bourassa, daughter of Jean and Catherine, in Lévis, Quebec on 5th October 1701 [2]
  • Valentin Marchand, son of Charles and Marie, married Marie-Louise Garnier, daughter of Charles and Louise, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 25th November 1704 [2]
  • Louis Marchand, an Officer at the Fort of Port-Royal, Nova Scotia, married Marie Godin on November 24, 1705
  • Charles Marchand, son of Charles and Marie, married Geneviève Jeannes, daughter of Robert and Françoise, in Quebec on 10th January 1707 [2]
  • Étienne Marchand, son of Jean and Marie, married Marie-Anne Durand, daughter of Nicolas and Marie, in Quebec on 21st February 1707 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Marchand Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Abram Louis Marchand, who arrived in Red River, Canada in 1821

Marchand 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:

Marchand Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • G. Marchand, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855

Contemporary Notables of the name Marchand (post 1700)

  • Albert Gallatin Marchand (1811-1848), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, (1839-1843) [3]
  • Nancy Marchand (1928-2000), American actress, best known her television portrayals of Margaret Pynchon on Lou Grant and Livia Soprano on The Sopranos
  • Mary Olwyn Marchand, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 14th District, 1958 [3]
  • J. A. Marchand, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1860 [3]
  • Francis L. Marchand, American politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 12th District, 1889-90 [3]
  • Eugene F. Marchand, American politician, First Selectman of Bristol, Connecticut, 1957 [3]
  • Donald Kirk Marchand (1885-1958), American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1952; Member of West Virginia State Senate 14th District, 1953-58 [3]
  • David Marchand (1776-1832), American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1817-21 [3]
  • Charmaine L. Marchand, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2008 [3]
  • Carlos Marchand, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 [3]
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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