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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The surname Marshane 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."

Marshane Early Origins



The surname Marshane 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.

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Marshane Early History


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Marshane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marshane research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1298 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Marshane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marshane Spelling Variations


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Marshane Spelling Variations



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

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Marshane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marshane Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marshane 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jeffry Merchant, who arrived in Virginia in 1637; Captain Merchant, who came to North Carolina in 1674; George and Emmanuel Merchant settled in Barbados in 1685.

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