Origins Available: English
The name Marietta comes from the ancient Medieval culture of France, that specifically of a northwestern region known as Breton
. It was a name for a devotee of the Virgin Mary. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Marietta was derived from the Hebrew
name Miryam, which means wished for child.
Early Origins of the Marietta family
The surname Marietta was first found in Brittany
, where this family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Marietta family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marietta research.Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1483, 1598, 1620, 1661, 1669, 1684, 1704, 1780, 1795, 1810, 1814, 1816, 1820, 1821, 1870, and 1881 are included under the topic Early Marietta History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Marietta Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, Marietta some of which are Marion, Marionnaud, Marionneau, Mariot, Mariotte, Mariolle, Marie, Mariel, Marielle, Marionel, Marionelle, Mariet, Mariette, Mariéton and many more.
Early Notables of the Marietta family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Marietta family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Marietta has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Marietta were
Marietta Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Domenico Marietta, aged 5, originally from Casaberdine, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Dante Alighieri" from Napoli, Italy CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HM-223 : 6 December 2014), Domenico Marietta, 09 Aug 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Dante Alighieri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Pasquale Marietta, aged 33, originally from Capurso, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Duca Degli Abruzzi" from Napoli, Italy CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZR-Z23 : 6 December 2014), Pasquale Marietta, 09 Jun 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New-York, ship name Duca Degli Abruzzi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Marietta (post 1700)
- Major-General Shelley Uriah Marietta (1881-1974), American Assistant to Surgeon-General US Army (1943-1945) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2013, February 12) Shelley Marietta. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Marietta/Shelley_Uriah/USA.html
The Marietta 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: Nos murs, nos lois
Motto Translation: Our walls, our laws