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The Marchal surname is derived from the Old High German word "marah," or "horse" and "sclac," or "servant." Thus the name was originally occupational for someone who looked after horses, often one of the most important servants in the noble houses.

Marchal Early Origins



The surname Marchal was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Marchal Spelling Variations


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Marchal Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Marschall, Marschal, Marshalle, Marschalles, Marschale, Marschales, Marchall, Marchal, Marschalls, Marschals, Markel, Markall, Markal, Marcal, Marcall and many more.

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Marchal Early History


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Marchal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marchal research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1717, 1760, and 1812 are included under the topic Early Marchal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marchal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marchal Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Marchal 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: Evert Marschal, who arrived in New Netherlands in 1659; Nicholas Gillissen Marschal, who came to New Netherlands in 1659; Michael Marschal, who came to New York, NY in 1851.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marchal (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marchal (post 1700)



  • Vernon L. Marchal, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1960
  • Jean Lambert Marchal, Chevalier Dujard, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Marchal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marchal 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 January 2016 at 12:43.

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