Marden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Marden comes from when the family resided in the settlements named Marsden in Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Marden belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Marden family

The surname Marden was first found in Lancashire at Great Marsden or Little Marsden. "This place was anciently called Merclesden, and Merlesden. In the 35th of Henry III., Edmund de Lacy obtained a charter for free warren in "Great and Little Merlesden;" and in the 4th of Edward II., a fishery existed here, by grant from Henry de Lacy. Richard Merclesden was master forester of Blackburnshire to Isabella, dowager queen, in the reign of Edward III.; and in the same reign, Henry, Duke of Lancaster, granted a tract of land in Merclesden to Richard de Walton. " [1] Another reference lists the place name as Marchesden in the 12th century and probably meant "boundary water." [2] However, we believe that the former origin of the place name and surname is more likely. One of the earliest records of the name was Alan de Marchesden who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Lancashire in 1246. [3] The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1273 listed Robert de Marcheden, Nicholaus Mercheden and Johanna de Mersseden. [4]

Important Dates for the Marden family

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Marden Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Marden include Marsden, Marsdon and others.

Early Notables of the Marden family (pre 1700)

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Marden migration to the United States

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Marden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Marden, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [5]
  • Samuel Marden, who landed in America in 1782 [5]
  • Samuel Marden, who arrived in America in 1782 [5]
Marden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Marden, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1812 [5]
  • Joaquin Marden, aged 31, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1858 [5]
  • Clara Marden, aged 4, who landed in New York in 1862 [5]
  • Harriet Marden, aged 7, who arrived in New York in 1862 [5]
  • Sarah Marden, aged 34, who landed in New York in 1862 [5]

Marden migration to Australia

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

Marden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Marden, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "City of London" in 1840 [6]
  • Hannah Marden, aged 57, a servant, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850 [7]
  • Margaret Marden, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850 [7]
  • Edward Marden, aged 14, a servant, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850 [7]
  • Hannah Marden, aged 57, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana" [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Marden migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Marden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Richard Marden, (b. 1848), aged 26, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Dorette" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th April 1874 [8]
  • Mrs. Hannah Marden, (b. 1848), aged 26, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Dorette" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th April 1874 [8]
  • Mr. Frederick Marden, (b. 1871), aged 3, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Dorette" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th April 1874 [8]
  • Miss Georgina Marden, (b. 1873), aged 8 months, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Dorette" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th April 1874 [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Marden (post 1700)

  • Brice Marden (b. 1938), American painter
  • Harold C. Marden (d. 1994), American politician, Mayor of Waterville, Maine, 1946-47; Justice of Maine State Supreme Court, 1962-70 [9]
  • Fred N. Marden, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 10th District, 1907-08; Mayor of Concord, New Hampshire; Elected 1927 [9]
  • Dororthy Marden, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1944 [9]
  • Donald Marden, American politician, Mayor of Waterville, Maine, 1968-69 [9]
  • Albert L. Marden, American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Weathersfield, 1888 [9]
  • Albert J. Marden, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 1st District, 1910 [9]
  • Mr. Nicholas Marden L.V.O., (b. 1950), born in Colombo, Ceylon, Sri-Lanka, British former Private Secretary to The Duke of Kent, was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order on 29th December 2018 [10]
  • Horace Marden Albright (1890-1987), American conservationist and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CITY OF LONDON 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CityOfLondon.gif
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Sultana.htm
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  10. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
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