Marchment History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Marchment 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 Marchment family

The surname Marchment 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 Marchment family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marchment research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1298 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Marchment History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Marchment Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Marchment family (pre 1700)

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United States Marchment migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marchment Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Louisa Marchment, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1903
  • Alfred Marchment, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1920

Canada Marchment migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marchment Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Samuel W. Marchment, aged 58, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1908
  • Arthur George Marchment, aged 36, who settled in Victoria, Canada, in 1918
  • Edward John Marchment, aged 47, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1922

Australia Marchment migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Marchment Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Marchment, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [1]
  • Mr. Joseph Marchment, English convict who was convicted in Salisbury (New Sarum), Wiltshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Bangalore" on 1st January 1850, arriving in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Marchment (post 1700) +

  • Bryan William Marchment (1969-2022), Canadian NHL ice hockey defenceman from Scarborough, Ontario, who played from 1989 and 2006


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/australasia


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