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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Marble family, who lived in Cheshire, at the manor of Marple which dates back to the 13th century when it was then known as Merpille and literally meant "pool or stream at the boundary," having derived from the Old English "maere" + "pyll." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Marble Early Origins



The surname Marble was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Marple, more anciently spelt Merpul. The first record of ownership of the estates was when Randle, Earl of Chester granted the manorial rights to Robert of Stockport. This is most likely the earliest scion of the Marple family name. He sold the estate to Sir George Vernon, known as 'The King of the Peak' Chief of one those rugged east Cheshire families who controlled the forests of Cheshire and Derbyshire. Marple Hall remains, and in the 19th century was the seat of the notable Isherwood family, having previously been the seat of the Bradshaws.

Interestingly, one of the theories of the origin of Agatha Christie's fictional character Miss Marple was that it was taken the name from a family named Marple, who lived at Marple Hall near her sister Madge's home at Abney Hall.


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Marble Spelling Variations


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Marble Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Marble were recorded, including Marple, Marples, Marble, Marbles, Merple, Merpel, Merpels, Merples, Merbles, Merble and many more.

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Marble Early History


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Marble Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marble research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 192 and 1921 are included under the topic Early Marble History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marble Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marble Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Marble In Ireland


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Marble In Ireland



Some of the Marble family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Marble arrived in North America very early:

Marble Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Marble, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1646
  • William Marble and his wife Elizabeth who settled in New England in 1652
  • William Marble, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1654

Marble Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard and his wife Elizabeth Marble settled in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Ambrose Marble, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798
  • Abner Marble, who landed in Mississippi in 1799
  • Theophiley Marble, who arrived in Mississippi in 1799

Marble Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. L. Marble settled in San Francisco, California in 1852
  • W. Marble settled in Acapulco, Mexico, in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marble (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marble (post 1700)



  • Roy Devyn Marble (b. 1992), American professional basketball player, son of Roy Marble
  • Roy Lane Marble Jr. (1966-2015), American professional basketball player
  • Annie Russell Marble (1864-1936), American essayist
  • John Hobart Marble (1869-1913), American attorney and government official, appointed to the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1913 until his death eight months later
  • Harmon Percy Marble (1870-1945), American politician, Mayor in Las Vegas and photographer of Native Americans
  • Scott Marble (1847-1919), American playwright, best known for his 1896 stage melodrama The Great Train Robbery
  • Manton Marble (1834-1917), American journalist, proprietor and editor of the New York World from 1860 to 1876
  • George Marble, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Osceola District, 1938
  • Claude E. Marble, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bethel; Elected 1948
  • A. H. Marble, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1900
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Marble Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marble 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.

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