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The saga of the Marrs family begins among the people of the ancient tribe of the Picts. They lived in a place called Mar, which was in the county of Aberdeen. It may come from the Old Norse word marr, which was an extremely rare word, that was usually associated with the sea, but sometimes referred to a marsh or a fen. In this sense, Marrs would be a habitational name.

Marrs Early Origins



The surname Marrs was first found in Yorkshire, 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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Marrs Spelling Variations


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Marrs Spelling Variations



Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Marrs has been written Marr, Mar, Marre, Mare and others.

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Marrs Early History


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Marrs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marrs research. Another 394 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1296, and 1353 are included under the topic Early Marrs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marrs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marrs Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Marrs Notables 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



Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Marrs:

Marrs Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Walter Herbet Marrs, aged 26, who arrived in America from Catford, England, in 1904
  • Lizzie Marrs, aged 26, who arrived in America from Bonnybridge, Scotland, in 1911
  • Nettie Marrs, aged 1, who arrived in America from Bonnybridge, Scotland, in 1911
  • Giuseppe Marrs, aged 40, who arrived in America from Cardinale, Catanzaro, Italy, in 1911
  • James Marrs, aged 29, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Marrs Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Eileen Lorraine Marrs, aged 0, who arrived in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1915
  • Henrietta Jane Marrs, aged 32, who arrived in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1915
  • Norman Arundll Marrs, aged 3, who arrived in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1915
  • Stanley Herbert Marrs, aged 4, who arrived in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1915

Marrs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Marrs, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • James Marrs, English convict from Cheshire, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marrs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marrs (post 1700)



  • Jarrod Thomas Marrs (b. 1975), American retired breaststroke swimmer and Gold Medalist in the 2000 World Championships
  • Audrey Marrs (b. 1970), award-winning American film producer
  • Lee Marrs (b. 1945), American comic book writer and animator
  • Jim Marrs (b. 1943), American former newspaper journalist and New York Times best-selling author
  • Urbin Marrs (1802-1875), American politician, Circuit Judge in Indiana, 1845-51; Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1851-52
  • H. H. Marrs, American politician, Farmer-Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 1st District, 1927; Farmer-Labor Candidate for U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1930
  • Donnie D. Marrs, American politician, Mayor of Salina, Kansas, 2006-07
  • Dean Marrs, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1956

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848

Other References

  1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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The Marrs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marrs 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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