Marcil History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Marcil family

The surname Marcil was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this well known family has held a family seat since early times.

Early History of the Marcil family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marcil research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1254, 1362, 1413, 1554, and 1560 are included under the topic Early Marcil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Marcil Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marcilly, Marcillie, Marcillies, Marcilie, Marcilies, Marrcilly, Marrcillie, Marrcillies, Marrcilie, Marrcilies, de Marcilly, Marcillae, Marcillé, du Marcilly, Marcily, Marrcily, Marcelly and many more.

Early Notables of the Marcil family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Marcil Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Marcil migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marcil Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Isidore Marcil, aged 50, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1912
  • Arthur Marcil, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1920

Canada Marcil migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marcil Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Marie Marcil, aged 33, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1908
  • Mary Marcil, aged 37, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • George Marcil, aged 43, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • Celestine Marcil, aged 31, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1915
  • Louis Marcil, aged 34, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Marcil (post 1700) +

  • André Marcil, President of the Marcil Mortgage Corporation, of the Canadian Red Cross Society, as well as the Canadian Corps of Commissionaries
  • Charles Marcil (1860-1937), Canadian House of Commons, Speaker of the House from 1909 - 1911
  • Brian Marcil, Canadian Football League professional football player


The Marcil Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nobilitas avorum calcaribus aucta
Motto Translation: A line of nobility spurs an increase


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