Markell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Markell family

The surname Markell was first found in Bavaria, where the name Merkel was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Markell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Markell research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1770, 1790, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Markell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Markell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Merkel, Merkell, Merkels, Merkkel, Merkeles, Merkelles, Merkkels, Merkkeles, Merkkle, Merkle, Markley and many more.

Early Notables of the Markell family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Markell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Markell migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Markell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Richard Markell U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Markell (post 1700) +

  • Markell Baer, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1952


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X


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