Marnie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Marnie family

The surname Marnie was first found in Essex where they held a family seat. They were descended from the great and noble Marinni (Mareigni or Mairinni) family of Calvados, in the arrondisement of Bayeux in Normandy where Gwerri de Marinni in 1166 held half a knight's fee at Adam de Port of Mapledurwell. [1]

Robert de Mareigni was granted lands in Essex in 1168. About this time, the family name changed to de Marny. William held in 1207 and 1284. [1]

Another source gives more details. "This family held Layer Marney, in Essex, from the time of Henry II. to that of Henry VIII. The first mentioned is 'William de Marney, who about the year 1166 held a knight's fee under Henry de Essex, of the Honour of Hagnet. ' " [2]

At some point, the family branched to the parish of St. Mabyn, in Cornwall. "The manor of Colquite or Kilquite is mentioned in Doomsday as Chilcoit, and is described as one of the 288 manors belonging to the Earl of Moreton. At a subsequent period this was in the family of Serjeaux, by one of whose co-heiresses it was brought in marriage to the Marneys. About the middle of the sixteenth century, John Lord Marney, whose father was created Lord Marney in 1524, built an elegant mansion at Colquite. In this family it remained until it was carried by marriage to the Hoblyns." [3]

Early History of the Marnie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marnie research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1525, 1513, 1523, 1494, 1621, 1319, 1400, 1369, 1371, 1376, 1377, 1379, 1380, 1382, 1383, 1384, 1386 and 1390 are included under the topic Early Marnie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Marnie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: de Marney, Marney, Marnie, Marny, Marny, Marnet, Marnay, Marner and many more.

Early Notables of the Marnie family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marnie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Marnie family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Louis Marney settled in New York in 1798; Adrian Marner settled in Virginia in 1638; Richard Marner settled in Virginia in 1701.


Contemporary Notables of the name Marnie (post 1700) +

  • Marnie Schulenburg (1984-2022), American actress who is known for her role as Alison Stewart on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns (2007–2010)
  • Dr. Marnie Millard O.B.E., British Group Chief Executive Officer for Nichols plc, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to International Trade and Businesses in North West England [4]
  • Marnie MacBean OC, MSM (1968-1992), Canadian two-time Olympic gold medalist rower at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Marnie McKimmie, Australian winner of the 1994 Arthur Lovekin Prize in Journalism
  • Marnie Woodrow (b. 1969), Canadian writer and editor
  • Marnie Elizabeth McBean (b. 1968), Canadian three-time gold medalist Olympic rower
  • Marnie Giesbrecht, well-known Canadian organist


  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
  3. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  4. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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