Margaret History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Margaret family

The surname Margaret was first found in Languedoc, in the south of France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Nimes and Toulouse and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Margaret family

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Margaret Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marguerite, Margeride, Margaride, Margalide, Margerit, Marguerie, Marguery, Margry, Margrette, Margeridon, Marguerin, Margeron, Margulius, Margotin, Marguet and many more.

Early Notables of the Margaret family (pre 1700)

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Margaret Ranking

In New Zealand, the name Margaret is the 384th most popular surname with an estimated 1,685 people with that name. [1]


United States Margaret migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Margaret Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Margaret, who landed in Virginia in 1655 [2]
  • Henry Margaret, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [2]
Margaret Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary Margaret, aged 34, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1851 [2]
  • M Margaret, aged 35, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1852 [2]

Australia Margaret migration to Australia +

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

Margaret Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century
  • Miss Margaret Allen, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 14 years for receiving stolen goods, transported aboard the "Bellona" in July 1792, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]
Margaret Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Margaret Balfour, (Henderson), Scottish convict who was convicted in Edinburgh, Scotland for 10 years, transported aboard the "Baretto Junior" on 5th April 1850, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [4]
  • Miss. Margaret Campbell, (Caldwell), Scottish convict who was convicted in Glasgow, Scotland for 14 years, transported aboard the "Baretto Junior" on 5th April 1850, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [4]
  • Miss. Margaret Deans, (Purves), (b. 1822), aged 28, Scottish convict who was convicted in Edinburgh, Scotland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Baretto Junior" on 5th April 1850, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land), she died in 1878 [4]
  • Miss. Margaret Forbes, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Baretto Junior" on 5th April 1850, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [4]
  • Miss. Margaret Higgins, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 15 years, transported aboard the "Baretto Junior" on 5th April 1850, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [4]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Margaret (post 1700) +

  • Saint Clitherow Margaret (1556-1586), religious called "The Pearl of York"
  • Sally Margaret Field (b. 1946), American actress, singer, producer, director, and screenwriter, recipient of two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and nominations for a Tony Award, and two British Academy Film Awards
  • Denise Margaret Allen (1953-2022), Australian politician, political strategist, social commentator and disability advocate
  • Kimberly Margaret Tarvis, American researcher at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University
  • Cecily Margaret Guido FSA, FSA Scot (1912-1994), née Preston, also known as Peggy Piggott, an English archaeologist, prehistorian, and finds specialist
  • Jeanette Margaret Gosney (b. 1958), British Anglican priest, Archdeacon of Suffolk in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
  • Linda Margaret Dawe (1948-2021), Canadian pioneering record executive with RCA from Belleville, Ont., known for her work with Elton John, Bob Marley, Jefferson Starship and Blue Rodeo
  • Jane Margaret Soons (1931-2020), New Zealand geomorphologist from Great Gonerby, Lincolnshire
  • Eglington Margaret Pearson (1746-1823), née Paterson, an English stained glass painter
  • Anna Margaret Glenn (1920-2020), née Castor, an American advocate for people with disabilities and communication disorders, widow of former astronaut and Senator John Glenn


  1. ^ https://forebears.io/new-zealand/surnames
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bellona
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/baretto-junior


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