Origins Available: English
The origins the old family name Marchent 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 Marchent family, adopted the name of their occupation
as their surname. The surname Marchent was an occupational name for a merchant or trader.
Early Origins of the Marchent family
The surname Marchent 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.
Early History of the Marchent family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marchent research.Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1287, 1470, 1600, 1634, 1768, 1600 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Marchent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Marchent Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Marchand, Marchond, Marchonde, Marchont, Marchent, Marchamp, Marchant, Merchamp and many more.
Early Notables of the Marchent 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... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marchent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Marchent family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Marchand, aged 23; settled in Louisiana in 1719; David Marchand settled in Philadelphia in 1754; Louis Marchand settled in Louisiana in 1758; Marie Marchand settled in Louisiana in 1719.