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Marchant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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."

Early Origins of the Marchant family


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.

Early History of the Marchant family


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.

Marchant Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Marchant family (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.

Migration of the Marchant family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marchant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Walter Marchant, who settled in Maine in 1620
  • William Marchant, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • William Marchant, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomazin Marchant, who landed in Maryland in 1680 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Marchant, who 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, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • F Marchant, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Marchant Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jacques Marchant, aged 18, who landed in Quebec in 1656
  • Mr. Jacques Marchant, French labourer travelling to Canada to work for François Peron, arriving on 11th April 1656 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  • Mr. Thomas Marchant, French settler travelling to Canada to work for Pierre Gaigneur, arriving on 30th April 1658 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  • Thomas Marchant, who arrived in Canada in 1658

Marchant Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard Marchant, aged 18, who arrived in Montreal in 1841
  • George Marchant, aged 18, who 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 [3]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [4]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [4]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [5]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 [6]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, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Ann Emily Marchant, aged 22, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Thomas Marchant, aged 44, a farmer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • H. Marchant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1865
  • F. Marchant, who 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.)

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)
  • 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- [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joel Marchant, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Redding, 1826 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry Marchant (1741-1796), American politician, U.S. District Judge for Rhode Island, 1790-96 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Eston Marchant, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1964 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Cornelius B. Marchant, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1870-81 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles H. Marchant, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1909 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bert Marchant, American politician, Mayor of Storm Lake, Iowa; Elected 1937 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Marchant family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Eric Harry Marchant, British Commander Electrical, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

HMS Royal Oak

  • Vincent Marchant, British Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  9. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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