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The surname Marlowe is a habitational place-name, which is a type of hereditary surname, and is derived from the name of the place in which the first bearer lived. Marlowe is derived from is Morlaix, in Brittany, a peninsula in the northwest of France. Formerly known as Armorica, a possession of the Roman Empire, this land consists of a plateau with a deeply indented coast and is broken by hills in the west.

Marlowe Early Origins



The surname Marlowe was first found in Buckinghamshire at Marlow, a town and civil parish within Wycombe district. The earliest record of the place was listed as Merelafan in 1015, but was listed a few years later as Merlaue in the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
. Literally, the name means 'land remaining after the draining of a pool' having been derived from the Old English words mere + laf [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
However, another reference claims the ancient name of this place was Merlaw, supposed to be derived from the Saxon word Mere, meaning a marsh, and Law or Low, meaning a hill. Marlow, historically called Great Marlow, first sent representatives to parliament in the 28th of Edward I., and continued so to do till the 2nd of Edward II. Little Marlow is a parish in the borough of Marlow about 1 1/2 miles from Marlow and as the name would imply has historically been much smaller.

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Marlowe Spelling Variations


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Marlowe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Marlowe, Marloe, Marleau, Marlow and others.

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Marlowe Early History


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Marlowe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marlowe research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1132, 1409 and 1564 are included under the topic Early Marlowe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marlowe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marlowe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marlowe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marlowe In Ireland


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Marlowe In Ireland



Some of the Marlowe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marlowe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Marlowe, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Mary Marlowe, who landed in Maryland in 1661

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marlowe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marlowe (post 1700)



  • Sylvia Marlowe (1908-1981), American harpsichordist, founder of the Harpsichord Music Society, In c. to promote new works for harpsichord and award scholarship in 1957
  • Scott Gregory Marlowe (1932-2001), born Ronald DeLeo, an American actor of film, television, and stage
  • Marion Marlowe (1929-2012), born Marion Townsend, an American singer and actress, best known for her recordings of "The Man in the Raincoat" and "Heartbeat"
  • June Marlowe (1903-1984), born Gisela Valaria Goetten, an American actress, best known for her role the schoolteacher Miss Crabtree in six Our Gang short subjects
  • Julia Marlowe (1865-1950), born as Sarah Frances Frost, an English-born American actress known for her interpretations of William Shakespeare
  • Andrew W. Marlowe, American screenwriter, known for his work on Hollow Man (2000), Castle (2009) and Air Force One (1997)
  • Hugh Marlowe (1911-1982), American actor, known for his roles in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), All About Eve (1950), Another World (1964) and Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
  • Francis Frederick Marlowe (b. 1866), American Democrat politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Underhill, 1910
  • Anthony Marlowe, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Bay County 1st District, 1940
  • Amy Hubbard Marlowe, American Democrat politician, Chair of Talladega County Democratic Party, 2003
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Marlowe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marlowe 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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