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Early Origins of the Marklew family

The surname Marklew was first found in the ancient ecclesiastic parish of Rochdale of early-medieval origin in northern England, at Marland, an estate in the township of Castleton. "Marland, or Mereland (from its water), in this township (Castleton), is of high antiquity. Alan de Merland, Adam de Merland, and Andrew de Merland were living in the 13th century. A branch of the family of Marland continued to reside and hold lands at Marland from the earliest period until the latter part of the 17th century." [1]

The Wills at Chester have three later entries for the family: James Marland, of Rochdale, 1584; Alice Marland, of Bradley; and John Marland, of Hartshead, Ashton-under-Lyne, 1610.

Alternatively, the name could have originated "from Marland (land on a lake) in Devonshire; dweller on the land by the lake." [2] [3]

The variant Martley claims their origin from Martley, a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills district of the of Worcestershire.

Early History of the Marklew family

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Marklew Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marland, Markland, Merkland, Merland, Mearland, Marlane, Merlane, Mearlane, Marland and many more.

Early Notables of the Marklew family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Jeremiah Markland (1693-1776), an English classical scholar, born in Childwall in Lancashire. He was the private tutor to the son of W. Strode of Punsbourn, Hertfordshire. Robert Markland was an English politician who sat in the House...
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Migration of the Marklew family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Marklew (post 1700) +

  • Ernest Marklew (1874-1939), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Colne Valley (1935-1939)

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook