Marchal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Marchal family

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.

Early History of the Marchal family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marchal research. Another 119 words (8 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Marchal family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Marchal family

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Marchal (post 1700) +

  • Vernon L. Marchal, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1960 [1]
  • Jean Lambert Marchal, Chevalier Dujard, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 25) Jean Marchal. Retrieved from on Facebook
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