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Marlborough is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Marlborough family lived in Cheshire, at the manor of Marbury, from whence they took their name.

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The surname Marlborough was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Marbury. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in the year 1086, these estates and village were held by William Malbank, who held them from Earl Harold.

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Marlborough has been recorded under many different variations, including Marbury, Marburie, Marberrie, Marberry, Merbury, Marburry, Marburrie, Marbery, Marberie and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marlborough research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1456, 1528, 1626, 1404, 1425, 1414, 1555, 1611 and are included under the topic Early Marlborough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Merbury of Lyonshall and Weobley, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1404 and 1425; John Merbury of Lyonshall and Weobley, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1414...

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

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Some of the Marlborough family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Marlboroughs were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Gilbert Marburie who settled in Virginia in 1622; Richard Marbury settled in Virginia in 1643.

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  • Duke John Churchill Marlborough (1650-1722), English soldier
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    The Marlborough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marlborough 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.

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