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
since early times.
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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.
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