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Origins Available: French, Scottish


The surname Marchant was an occupational name for a merchant having derived from the Old French, Middle English word "marchant," which in turn came from the Late Latin "mercatans."

Marchant Early Origins



The surname Marchant was first found in Buckinghamshire, where they held a family seat from early times and granted lands by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. They were originally from Normandy being tradesmen for Le Merchant. By 1180 they had been granted lands north of the border in Scotland when Rudolph Mercater held lands in Dunfermline.

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Marchant Spelling Variations


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Marchant Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Merchant, Merchand, Marchand, Mercator and others.

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Marchant Early History


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Marchant Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marchant research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1298 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Marchant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marchant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marchant Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marchant 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 were:

Marchant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Walter Marchant settled in Maine in 1620
  • William Marchant settled in Virginia in 1654
  • William Marchant, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • Thomazin Marchant, who landed in Maryland in 1680
  • Thomas Marchant settled in Jamaica in 1684
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Marchant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Saridene Marchant, aged 32, landed in New Orleans, La in 1840
  • F Marchant, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Marchant Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jacques Marchant, aged 18, landed in Quebec in 1656
  • Thomas Marchant, who arrived in Canada in 1658

Marchant Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard Marchant, aged 18, arrived in Montreal in 1841
  • George Marchant, aged 18, arrived in Montreal in 1849

Marchant Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Marchant, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • William Larington Marchant arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • Eliza Marchant arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • Robert Marchant arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • James Marchant, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Marchant Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Kettle Marchant, aged 22, a gardener, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Ann Emily Marchant, aged 22, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Thomas Marchant, aged 44, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • H. Marchant arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1865
  • F. Marchant arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Fruing" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marchant (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marchant (post 1700)



  • Todd Marchant (b. 1973), American NHL ice hockey player
  • Kenny Ewell Marchant (b. 1951), American politician, Republican member of US House of Representatives
  • Henry Marchant (1741-1796), American lawyer and delegate to the Continental Congress (1777 to 1779)
  • Roland R. Marchant, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1928
  • Kenny E. Marchant (b. 1951), American Republican politician, Mayor of Carrollton, Texas, 1984-87; Member of Texas State House of Representatives 99th District, 1987-2004; U.S. Representative from Texas 24th District, 2005-
  • Joel Marchant, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Redding, 1826
  • Henry Marchant (1741-1796), American politician, U.S. District Judge for Rhode Island, 1790-96
  • Eston Marchant, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1964
  • Cornelius B. Marchant, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1870-81
  • Charles H. Marchant, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1909
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Marchant Historic Events


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Marchant Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Eric Harry Marchant, British Commander Electrical, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Marchant Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  11. ...

The Marchant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marchant 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 12:45.

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