Marey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Marey was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Marey family lived in Norfolk. Their name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Meret, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Marey family
The surname Marey was first found in Norfolk. However, some of the family were found at Stow-Maries in Essex. "This parish takes the adjunct to its name from the family of Marey, to whom the lands at one time belonged." 
Early History of the Marey family
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Marey Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Marey have been found, including Merry, Mirrey, Merrie, Mirrie and others.
Early Notables of the Marey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Marey family to Ireland
Some of the Marey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Marey family
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Marey were among those contributors: Savage Merrie settled in Virginia in 1637; John Merrie settled in St. Christopher in 1633; John Merry later moved to Virginia in 1643; Thomas Merry settled in Virginia in 1654.
Contemporary Notables of the name Marey (post 1700) +
- Étienne Jules Marey (1830-1903), French physiologist
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.