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Where did the English Marrow family come from? What is the English Marrow family crest and coat of arms? When did the Marrow family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Marrow family history?

Marrow is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Marrow 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.

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A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Marriott, Mariott, Marriot, Marritt, Marrot, Marrotte, Mariatt, Maryet, Maryott, Marryatt, Mariate, Merritt, Merriott and many more.

First found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marrow research. Another 229 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1614, 1695, 1657, 1679, 1708, 1695, 1698 and are included under the topic Early Marrow History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 117 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marrow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Marrow 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.

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Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Marrow or a variant listed above:

Marrow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Wm Marrow, aged 25, arrived in Barbados in 1634
  • Geo Marrow, who arrived in Virginia in 1647
  • James Marrow, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Mary Marrow, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Dorithy Marrow, who landed in Virginia in 1657


Marrow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Robert Marrow, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Michael Marrow, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1848

Marrow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • J.J. Marrow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constant" in 1849

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  • Mitch Marrow (b. 1975), American former NFL football player
  • Vincent Charles Marrow (b. 1968), American football coach and former NFL tight end
  • Charles Kennon "Buck" Marrow (1909-1982), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1932 to 1938
  • Alfred Josephon "Jay" Marrow (1905-1978), American industrial psychologist, executive, civil rights leader, and philanthropist, awarded the Kurt Lewin Memorial Award (1964)
  • Alexander James "Alex" Marrow (b. 1990), English professional footballer


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

This page was last modified on 10 November 2014 at 09:08.

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