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The Markel surname is derived from the Old High German word "marah," or "horse" and "sclac," or "servant." Thus the name was originally occupational for someone who looked after horses, often one of the most important servants in the noble houses.

Early Origins of the Markel family


The surname Markel was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Early History of the Markel family

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Early History of the Markel family


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Markel Spelling Variations

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Markel Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Marschall, Marschal, Marshalle, Marschalles, Marschale, Marschales, Marchall, Marchal, Marschalls, Marschals, Markel, Markall, Markal, Marcal, Marcall and many more.

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Early Notables of the Markel family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Markel family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Markel family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Markel family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Markel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Christoph Markel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Abm Markel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1795 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Markel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Markel, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Chone Markel, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Markel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • August Markel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1902 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Andras Markel, aged 50, who emigrated to America from Hetur, Hungary, in 1909
  • Augustin Markel, aged 22, who settled in America from Zaruby, Russia, in 1909
  • Carl Markel, aged 22, who landed in America from Subbat, Kowno, in 1909
  • Chiel Markel, aged 17, who settled in America from Grodzisk, Russia, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Markel (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Markel (post 1700)


  • Dan Markel, American legal academic
  • Howard Markel (b. 1960), American medical historian,Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan
  • Samuel A. Markel, founder of the Markel Corporation in 1930

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  1. ^ 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)

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