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Marriott is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Marriott family lived in Leicestershire. Their name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Marriot in Normandy. While many of the family settled in England, some stayed behind in Normandy as shown by Richard Mareta who was listed there (1180-1195.) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)


Marriott Early Origins



The surname Marriott was first found in Somerset at Merriott, a parish, in the union of Chard, hundred of Crewkerne. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
This parish was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Meriet [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and possibly meant "boundary gate," from the Old English words "maere" + "geat." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Some of the first listings of the name include: Alric filius Meriet; and Aelric Meriete in 1066 and Aegel filius Mergeati c. 1086. Symon Meriet was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1202. [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed: John de Meriet in Lincolnshire; and Simon de Meriet in Somerset. [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Marriott Spelling Variations


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Marriott 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 Marriott, Mariott, Marriot, Marritt, Marrot, Marrotte, Mariatt, Maryet, Maryott, Marryatt, Mariate, Merritt, Merriott and many more.

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Marriott Early History


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Marriott Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marriott research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1614, 1695, 1657, 1679, 1708, 1695 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Marriott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marriott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marriott Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Augustine Marriott of London; Christopher Merret (Merrett) FRS (1614-1695), an English physician and scientist, the first to document the deliberate addition of sugar for the production...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marriott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marriott In Ireland


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Marriott In Ireland



Some of the Marriott family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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 Marriott name or one of its variants:

Marriott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Marriott, who landed in Virginia in 1646
  • William Marriott, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • Robert Marriott settled in Jamaica in 1679

Marriott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Marriott settled in Annapolis in 1758
  • Samuel Marriott settled in Virginia in 1774

Marriott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Marriott, who arrived in New York in 1809

Marriott Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Marriott, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Marriott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Marriott, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • F. Marriott arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1849
  • Samuel Marriott, English Convict from Nottingham, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  • Richard Marriott, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • Thomas Marriott, aged 44, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Ramillies"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Marriott Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J H Marriott landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Thomas Sparks
  • Thomas Marriott arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • Charlotte Marriott arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marriott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marriott (post 1700)



  • John Willard Marriott (1900-1985), American entrepreneur and businessman, founder of Marriott Corporation, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • John Willard "Bill" Marriott Jr. (b. 1932), American businessman, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Marriott International
  • Alice Marriott (1907-2000), American entrepreneur philanthropist, wife of John Willard Marriott
  • Fred Marriott (1872-1956), American race car driver, world land speed record holder
  • W. H. Marriott, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1916
  • Salima Siler Marriott, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988; Member of Maryland State House of Delegates District 40, 2001
  • Richard H. Marriott, American politician, Mayor of Sacramento, California, 1968-75
  • James H. Marriott, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Sterling; Elected 1926
  • Frank M. Marriott, American politician, Circuit Judge in Ohio 5th Circuit, 1911-13
  • David Daniel Marriott (b. 1939), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Utah 2nd District, 1977-85; Candidate in primary for Governor of Utah, 1984
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Marriott Historic Events


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Marriott Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Albert  Marriott (1853-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. J.W. Marriott (d. 1912), aged 20, English Assistant Pantry man Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Citations


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Citations



  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. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  5. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  6. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  11. ...

The Marriott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marriott 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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