When the ancestors of the Marske family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived on the border between two territories, such as the Marches between England
or on the English Scottish borders. The name may also have emerged as a nickname
for someone born in the month of March.
Early Origins of the Marske family
The surname Marske was first found in Kent
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.
Early History of the Marske family
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Marske Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Marske has been recorded under many different variations, including Marsh, Marsch, Marshe and others.
Early Notables of the Marske family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was George Marsh (1515-1555), a Protestant martyr born in the parish of Deane near Bolton. He was executed in April 1555 as a result of the Marian Persecutions carried out against Protestant Reformers and other dissenters during the reign of Mary I of England
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Migration of the Marske family to Ireland
Some of the Marske family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Marske family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Marskes were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Alexander Marsh, who settled in Virginia in 1698; Arthur Marsh, who settled in Virginia in 1663; Hugh Marsh, who settled in Virginia in 1650; John Marsh, who settled in Virginia with Joseph in 1635.