Show ContentsMarschal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Marschal surname is derived from the Old High German word "marah," or "horse" and "sclac," or "servant." Thus the name was originally occupational for someone who looked after horses, often one of the most important servants in the noble houses.

Early Origins of the Marschal family

The surname Marschal was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Marschal family

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Marschal Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marschall, Marschal, Marshalle, Marschalles, Marschale, Marschales, Marchall, Marchal, Marschalls, Marschals, Markel, Markall, Markal, Marcal, Marcall and many more.

Early Notables of the Marschal family

Notable figures of the time with the name Marschal were

  • the Marschall family of Prussia

United States Marschal migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marschal Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Evert Marschal, who arrived in New Netherlands in 1659
  • Nicholas Gillissen Marschal, who settled in New Netherlands in 1659
  • Evert Marschal, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1659 1
  • Nicholas Gillissen Marschal, who arrived in New York in 1659 1
Marschal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Marschal, who settled in New York, NY in 1851
  • Christine Marschal, who arrived in Baltimore in 1867
  • Oscar Marschal, who arrived in Arkansas in 1894 1

Canada Marschal migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marschal Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Sarah C. Marschal, who was on record in the census of Sophiasburgh Township, Ontario, Canada in 1861

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook