Markwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Markwell family

The surname Markwell was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where Hugh de Morville held the Abbey of Selkirk afterwards known as Kelso about the year 1120. He subsequently became Constable of Scotland, and founder of Dryburgh Abbey. His successor, Andrew de Morewic acquired the lands of Selside in Cumberland where they held lands from Roger le Poitevin. Meanwhile in Northumberland, England at Morrick, many of the family held estates at about the same time. "This place was the head of the barony of Morwick, held by Hugh de Morwick in the reign of Edward I.; his ancestors were of considerable note, and distinguished for their wealth and power." [1]

Early History of the Markwell family

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Markwell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marwick, Morwick, Morville, Marewick, Morewick and others.

Early Notables of the Markwell family (pre 1700)

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United States Markwell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Markwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John William Markwell, who landed in Arkansas in 1884 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Markwell (post 1700) +

  • Terry Markwell (1988-1989), born Teresa Markwell, American actress and model, best known for her recurring role as Casey Randall in Mission: Impossible
  • Don Markwell (d. 2011), American disc jockey and talk radio personality in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Clyde Markwell (d. 2000), Northern Irish architect and urban designer, President of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects
  • Professor Donald John "Don" Markwell (b. 1959), Australian social scientist and educational leader from Quilpie, Queensland
  • Diegomar Raymundo "Diego" Markwell (b. 1980), Dutch three-time gold and silver medalist baseball player

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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) on Facebook