Marchand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The origins the old family name Marchand can be found within medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Marchand family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Marchand was an occupational name for a merchant or trader.

Early Origins of the Marchand family

The surname Marchand was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

This important family is first recorded in 1287 when Lantelme is mentioned at Die and Ruinel. In 1470, Audry received his Bachelor of Law degree and his descendant, Laurent, was granted noble status by Charles VII. Many members of this celebrated family achieved high ranking through their political contributions. The Marchant family of Savoie had many important members, such as the Judge of Génevois in 1600 and the Chief Auditor at the Audit Office in 1634.

Over the course of several centuries, this ancient family expanded and prospered to a variety of regions where members of the family became prominent citizens in their respective communities, such as in Lower Limousin, where Henry Marchant was a lawyer in Parliament and the Lieutenant of the Larche jurisdiction in 1768 and Pierre Marchant was a lawyer in Parliament and a Judge of Larche. With the diverse locations, however, the spelling of the family name varied with the cultural and linguistic changes in each region.

Jacques Marchand, born in 1636, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Françoise Capel, born in 1628, at Trois-Rivières on 1st February 1660. They remained together at Trois-Rivières until Jacques died on 6th October 1695. François passed away on 20th April 1699. [1]

Important Dates for the Marchand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marchand research. More information is included under the topic Early Marchand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Marchand Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marchand, Marchond, Marchonde, Marchont, Marchent, Marchamp, Marchant, Merchamp and many more.

Early Notables of the Marchand family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was the Honourable Mamert, Chief Auditor in 1600; and Jean Baptiste Louis DeCourtel Marchand (died 1722) was a French soldier who was commanding...
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Marchand migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marchand Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henri Marchand, who landed in Long Island in 1685 [2]
Marchand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hiacinthe Marchand, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [2]
  • Jean Marchand, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [2]
  • Marie Marchand, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [2]
  • Charles Marchand, aged 23, settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Marie Marchand, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
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Marchand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rene Marchand, who settled in New Orleans La. in 1823
  • Joseph Marchand, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1834 [2]
  • Joachim Marchand, who landed in New York in 1847 [2]

Marchand migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marchand Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Catherine Marchand, who landed in Montreal in 1659
  • Francois Marchand, who arrived in Canada in 1664
  • François Marchand, son of Louis and Françoise, married Madeleine Groslot, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Quebec on 30th September 1669 [3]
  • Jean Marchand, son of Jean and Catherine, married Marie Hayot, daughter of Adrien and Marie-Madeleine, in Quebec on 14th April 1681 [3]
  • Louis Marchand, son of Louis and Françoise, married Geneviève Rochon, daughter of Simon and Mathruine, in Lévis, Quebec on 16th June 1693 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Marchand Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Louis Marchand, son of Louis and Françoise, married Jeanne Bourassa, daughter of Jean and Catherine, in Lévis, Quebec on 5th October 1701 [3]
  • Valentin Marchand, son of Charles and Marie, married Marie-Louise Garnier, daughter of Charles and Louise, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 25th November 1704 [3]
  • Louis Marchand, an Officer at the Fort of Port-Royal, Nova Scotia, married Marie Godin on November 24, 1705
  • Charles Marchand, son of Charles and Marie, married Geneviève Jeannes, daughter of Robert and Françoise, in Quebec on 10th January 1707 [3]
  • Étienne Marchand, son of Jean and Marie, married Marie-Anne Durand, daughter of Nicolas and Marie, in Quebec on 21st February 1707 [3]
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Marchand Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Abram Louis Marchand, who arrived in Red River, Canada in 1821

Marchand migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Marchand Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • G. Marchand, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855

Contemporary Notables of the name Marchand (post 1700)

  • Albert Gallatin Marchand (1811-1848), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, (1839-1843) [4]
  • Nancy Marchand (1928-2000), American actress, best known her television portrayals of Margaret Pynchon on Lou Grant and Livia Soprano on The Sopranos
  • Mary Olwyn Marchand, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 14th District, 1958 [4]
  • J. A. Marchand, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1860 [4]
  • Francis L. Marchand, American politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 12th District, 1889-90 [4]
  • Eugene F. Marchand, American politician, First Selectman of Bristol, Connecticut, 1957 [4]
  • Donald Kirk Marchand (1885-1958), American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1952; Member of West Virginia State Senate 14th District, 1953-58 [4]
  • David Marchand (1776-1832), American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1817-21 [4]
  • Charmaine L. Marchand, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2008 [4]
  • Carlos Marchand, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 [4]
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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