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The name Marion 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 Marion was derived from the Hebrew name Miryam, which means wished for child.

Marion Early Origins



The surname Marion was first found in Brittany, where this family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Marion Spelling Variations


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Marion Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Marion is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Marion, Marionnaud, Marionneau, Mariot, Mariotte, Mariolle, Marie, Mariel, Marielle, Marionel, Marionelle, Mariet, Mariette, Mariéton and many more.

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Marion Early History


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Marion Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marion 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 Marion History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marion Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marion Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marion Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Marion were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Marion were

Marion Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Amedee Jean Marion, who landed in New York, NY in 1832
  • Jose Marion, aged 25, landed in New Orleans, La in 1837
  • Sam Marion, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850-1865
  • Michael R G Marion, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1856
  • Peter I C Marion, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marion (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marion (post 1700)



  • Shawn Dwayne Marion (b. 1978), American professional basketball player
  • Paul Marion (b. 1915), American actor
  • Brigadier General Francis Marion (1733-1795), American military leader during the American Revolutionary War
  • Charles Stanislas Marion, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Brigadier-General Charles Marion (1887-1944), French Commanding Officer during World War II
  • Joseph Paul Marion (b. 1927), Canadian retired politician in Manitoba
  • Martin Whiteford Marion (b. 1917), American former shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball

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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


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Marion Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marion Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 August 2016 at 20:26.

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