Show ContentsMarchment 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." [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Marchment family

The surname Marchment was first found in Berkshire, England where Roger Marcand (Marchand) was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1202. A few years later, Roger Marchaunt and Herueus Merchant were recorded in the Assize Rolls for Yorkshire in 1219. In Essex, Ranulph le Marchand was listed in the Feet of Fines for 1240, while in Cambridgeshire, Reginald le Marchant was listed in the Feet of Fines for 1247. In Somerset, Thomas le Markaund was found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1274. [3]

"Radulph Mercator held land in Dunfermline [Scotland] a. 1214, and a later Radulph Mercator was a charter witness in Dundee in 1281. Thomas called Marchand was a canon of Brechin in 1298. Morice Merchande was barber of the burgh of Dumbarton in 1456, and in 1495 there is mention of the tenement of Elizabeth Merchand there." [4]

Early History of the Marchment family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marchment research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1298, 1563, 1600, 1650, 1676, 1697, 1739, 1766, 1773, 1781, 1785, 1789, 1791, 1809, 1811 and 1816 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

Notable among the family at this time was Chesten (Cheston) Marchant (died 1676), generally believed to have been the last monoglot Cornish speaker.Nathaniel Marchant (1739-1816), gem-engraver and medallist, was born in Sussex in 1739. He became a pupil of Edward Burch, R. A., and in 1766 was a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists. He went to Rome in 1773, and remained there till 1789, studying antique gems and sculpture. He sent impressions from ancient intaglios to the Royal Academy from 1781 to 1785, and was an exhibitor...
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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 [5]
  • 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 [6]

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. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  6. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/australasia


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