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In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Marr, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. They lived in a place called Mar, which was in the county of Aberdeen. It may come from the Old Norse word marr, which was an extremely rare word, that was usually associated with the sea, but sometimes referred to a marsh or a fen. In this sense, Marr would be a habitational name.

Marr Early Origins



The surname Marr was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Marr Spelling Variations


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Marr Spelling Variations



The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Marr has been spelled Marr, Mar, Marre, Mare and others.

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Marr Early History


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Marr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marr research. Another 394 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1296, and 1353 are included under the topic Early Marr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marr Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Marr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Marr:

Marr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Marr, who settled in Virginia in 1715
  • Alexander Marr who settled in Maryland in 1747
  • James Marr, who settled in Virginia in 1774

Marr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George, Jacob, John, Peter and Thomas Marr, who arrived in Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1870

Marr Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Marr, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Timaru" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marr (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marr (post 1700)



  • William B. Marr, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1908
  • William A. Marr, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1896
  • Vernon Waldo Marr (b. 1891), American Republican politician, Massachusetts Republican State Chair, 1935-36; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940
  • Parker E. Marr, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Lincoln County, 1919-20
  • Robert Hardin Marr (1820-1892), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1876
  • P. M. Marr, American politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 6th District, 1946
  • Leland T. Marr, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Kalamazoo County 2nd District, 1942
  • Howard Marr, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1952
  • J. L. Marr, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1916
  • George Washington Lent Marr (1779-1856), American politician, Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1817-19; Delegate to Tennessee State Constitutional Convention, 1834
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Marr Historic Events


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Marr Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Ian C C Marr (b. 1920), Scottish Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Morningside, Edinburgh, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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