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The name Marmont is part of the ancient legacy of the early Norman inhabitants that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Marmont was a Norman name used for a person who was a mischievous child, or who liked to play tricks and make jokes. As for the name Marmont, nicknames often described strong traits or features of animals. In the pre-Christian era, many pagan gods and demigods were believed to be a mixture of animals and humans, such as the Greek god Pan who was the god of flocks and herds and was represented as a man with the legs, horns and ears of a goat. In the Middle Ages, anthropomorphic ideas, which attributed human qualities and form to gods or animals, were held about the characters of other living creatures. They were based on the creature's habits. Moreover, these associations were reflected in folk tales, mythology, and legends which portrayed animals behaving as humans.

Marmont Early Origins



The surname Marmont was first found in Warwickshire. One of the first records of the surname was Robert Marmion (died 1218), the 6th Baron of Tamworth, an English nobleman, an itinerant justice and was reputed to have been the King's Champion. He claimed descendancy from the lords of Fontenay le Marmion in Normandy, hereditary champions of the Dukes of Normandy. "Robert de Marmyon, Lord of Fonteney, obtained from his royal master, not long after the battle of Hastings, a grant of the manors of Tamworth, co. Warwick, and Scivelsby, co. Lincoln, the latter to be held 'by service of performing the office of champion at the King's Coronation.' " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

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Marmont Spelling Variations


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Marmont Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Marmion, Marmyon, Merryman, Merriman and others.

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Marmont Early History


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Marmont Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marmont research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1425, 1489, 1603, 1639, 1449 and 1302 are included under the topic Early Marmont History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marmont Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marmont Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Baron Marmyon of Tamworth, Simon Marmion (c. 1425-1489), a French or Burgundian Early Netherlandish painter of panels and illuminated manuscript; Shackerley [Shakerley, Shakerly, Schackerley] Marmion [Marmyon, Marmyun, or Mermion](1603-1639), an...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marmont Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marmont In Ireland


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Marmont In Ireland



Some of the Marmont family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 49 words (4 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Marmont name or one of its variants:

Marmont Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Josef Marmont, aged 25, originally from Liady, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Pisa" from Hamburg, Germany [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXNZ-326 : 6 December 2014), Josef Marmont, 04 May 1907; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Pisa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Jakob Marmont, aged 60, originally from Russia, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Barbarossa" from Bremen, Germany [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXP1-K53 : 6 December 2014), Jakob Marmont, 22 Aug 1908; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Barbarossa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Anna Marmont, aged 37, originally from Luivalke, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Barbarossa" from Bremen, Germany [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXP1-K59 : 6 December 2014), Anna Marmont, 22 Aug 1908; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Barbarossa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Lindsey Edgar Marmont, aged 56, originally from Vancouver, B.C., arrived in New York in 1916 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Liverpool, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJH6-CX7 : 6 December 2014), Lindsey Edgar Marmont, 12 Nov 1916; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Margaret K. Marmont, aged 50, originally from Vancouver, B.C., arrived in New York in 1916 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Liverpool, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJH6-C29 : 6 December 2014), Margaret K. Marmont, 12 Nov 1916; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marmont (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marmont (post 1700)



  • Patricia Marmont (b. 1921), American-born, British actress, known for her films in the 1940s and 1950s, daughter of Percy Marmont
  • Percy Marmont (1883-1977), English film actor who appeared in more than 80 films between 1916 and 1968, best known for his leading role in Lord Jim (1925)
  • Auguste de Marmont (1774-1852), Duke of Raguse, French Marshall of the Empire during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 14) Auguste Marmont. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Louise Marmont (b. 1967), Swedish three-time gold medalist curler

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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXNZ-326 : 6 December 2014), Josef Marmont, 04 May 1907; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Pisa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXP1-K53 : 6 December 2014), Jakob Marmont, 22 Aug 1908; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Barbarossa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXP1-K59 : 6 December 2014), Anna Marmont, 22 Aug 1908; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Barbarossa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJH6-CX7 : 6 December 2014), Lindsey Edgar Marmont, 12 Nov 1916; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJH6-C29 : 6 December 2014), Margaret K. Marmont, 12 Nov 1916; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 14) Auguste Marmont. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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