The origins the old family name Marchent can be found within medieval France. While the
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,
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Marchent family, adopted the name of their
as their surname. The surname Marchent was an occupational name for a merchant or trader.
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
since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marchent research.Another 174 words (12 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.
of this family name include: Marchand, Marchond, Marchonde, Marchont, Marchent, Marchamp, Marchant, Merchamp and many more.
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.