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The name Marsch was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Marsch family lived on the border between two territories, such as the Marches between England and Wales or on the English Scottish borders. The name may also have emerged as a nickname for someone born in the month of March.

Marsch Early Origins



The surname Marsch was first found in Kent 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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Marsch Spelling Variations


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Marsch Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Marsh, Marsch, Marshe and others.

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Marsch Early History


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Marsch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marsch research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1515, 1555, 1555, 1555, 1638, 1713, 1683, 1691, 1691, 1694, 1694, 1703, 1703, 1713, 1626, 1693, 1682, 1693, 1667, 1673, 1673, 1782, 1667 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Marsch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marsch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marsch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was George Marsh (1515-1555), a Protestant martyr born in the parish of Deane near Bolton. He was executed in April 1555 as a result of the Marian Persecutions carried out against Protestant Reformers and other dissenters during the reign of Mary I of England...

Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marsch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marsch In Ireland


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Marsch In Ireland



Some of the Marsch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 95 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Marsch or a variant listed above:

Marsch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Marsch, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Heinrich Marsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749

Marsch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Marsch, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Charles Marsch, who settled in New York in 1838
  • Charles Marsch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1838
  • Geo. Marsch, who settled in New York in 1847
  • George Marsch, who came to New York in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marsch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marsch (post 1700)



  • Henry Marsch, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 8th District, 1920, 1927

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Marsch Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Marsch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marsch 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 6 April 2016 at 15:57.

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