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The ancestors of the first family to use the name Mar lived among the ancient Scottish people called the Picts. The Mar family 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, Mar would be a habitational name.

Mar Early Origins



The surname Mar 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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Mar Spelling Variations


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Mar Spelling Variations



In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Mar has appeared Marr, Mar, Marre, Mare and others.

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Mar Early History


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Mar Early History



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

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Mar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mar 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



Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North Ameri ca. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Mar:

Mar Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Mar, who arrived in Virginia in 1662

Mar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicti Mar, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Joseph Mar settled in Louisiana in 1721
  • Andrew Murray Mar, aged 25, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774
  • G F Mar, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1788

Mar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hernando DeLa Mar, who landed in America in 1813
  • Fco Mar, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • D Mar, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Jose Mar, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1853

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mar (post 1700)



  • J. Ernest Mar, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Orange, 1912
  • Emma Wong Mar, American politician, Representative from California 9th District, 1994
  • John Erskine Mar (1675-1732), Scottish Jacobite
  • Eric Lee Mar (b. 1962), California politician
  • Norman Del Mar CBE (1919-1994), British conductor, horn player, and biographer
  • Gary Glen Mar QC (b. 1962), Canadian politician in Alberta

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Mar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mar Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 April 2016 at 18:14.

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