Marcasse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Marcasse family
The surname Marcasse was first found in Poitou, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.
By the 11th century, members of this ancient family were well established in the region of the Poitou and some members served the community with distinction in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles, and letters patent confirming their nobility. This family has been cited with a chivalrous house since 1052. Alfred, Lord of Marsay, was awarded this title in recognition of his noteworthy services to the King and country. Playing an important role in the services of the King, Noble Thomas was made Knight of Marçay, and Etienne de Marsay was the Governor of the Town and of the Palace of Chinon in 1167 and became the Sénéchal of Touraine and of Anjou in 1190. 
Early History of the Marcasse family
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Marcasse Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Marsay, Marsey, Marsaie, de Marsay, Marscey, Marceises, Marceiles, Marseille, Marshaye, Marcy and many more.
Early Notables of the Marcasse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Marcasse family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Marsey who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1683; and Nathaniel Marscey settled in Virginia in 1729.