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The ancestors of the Marschall family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the lands of Keith in the county of East Lothian. Traditionally the Keiths were descended from Robert, an early Chieftain of the Catti tribe, and possibly one of the earliest settlers in Scotland. Robert joined King Malcolm II at the battle of Panbridge, in 1006, against Camus, leader of the Danes. Robert slew Camus for which King Malcolm granted Robert the hereditary title of Marshall of Scotland, with a barony in Lothian and the island of Inskeith in the gulf of Edinburgh. It is for this title that the Keiths are sometimes known as the Marshalls, and many Clansmen adopted that name.

Marschall Early Origins



The surname Marschall was first found in Haddingtonshire where Harvey Keith, successor of the aforementioned Robert inherited the office of Marshal late in the 13th century, but was imprisoned by the English until 1304. On his release he became one of four Deputy Wardens of Scotland. He joined the cause of King Robert the Bruce, and for their assistance to the Scottish crown, the Clan was granted the royal forest of Kintore. Harvey Keith commanded the Scots Cavalry at Bannockburn and was probably more instrumental in the annihilation of the English army than any other single person. He was again granted lands for his deeds, this time at the expense of the Clan Cumming (Comyn), whose estates at Buchan were acquired by the Keith Clan.

His great grandson, Sir William Keith, founded the tower of Dunottar Castle. Through marriage with an heiress of the Cheynes of Axkergill, the Keiths acquired lands in Caithrless, and began a never-ending succession of feuds with their new neighbors, the Gunns and others.


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Marschall Spelling Variations


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Marschall Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Marschall has been spelled Keith, Keath, Ceiteach (Gaelic) and others.

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Marschall Early History


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Marschall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marschall research. Another 717 words (51 lines of text) covering the years 1438, 1464, 1475, 1540, 1588, 1581, 1553, 1623, 1585, 1635, 1610, 1670, 1714, 1718, 1699, 1758, 1694, 1664, 1712, 1638, 1716 and are included under the topic Early Marschall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marschall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marschall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was William Keith (d. 1475), 1st Earl Marischal of Scotland; Agnes Keith, Countess of Moray (c.1540-1588), a Scottish noblewoman; William Keith, 4th Earl Marischal (d. 1581), a Scottish nobleman and politician; George Keith, 5th Earl Marischal (c.1553-1623), a Scottish nobleman; William Keith, 6th Earl...

Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marschall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marschall In Ireland


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Marschall In Ireland



Some of the Marschall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 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



In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Marschall:

Marschall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Diderich Marschall, aged 29, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Frantz Marschall, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Friedrich Marschall, who arrived in America in 1783

Marschall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Cath Marschall, who landed in America in 1845
  • Andrew Marschall, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • A. Cath Marschall, who arrived in America in 1845
  • Anna Marschall, who came to New York, NY in 1851
  • Adolf Marschall, who arrived in New York in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marschall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marschall (post 1700)



  • Nicola Marschall (1829-1917), German-born, American artist, a supporter of the Confederate cause during the American Civil War, he designed the original Confederate flag, the Stars and Bars and the official grey uniform of the Confederate army
  • Rick Marschall (b. 1949), American writer/editor and comic strip historian, described as "America's foremost authority on pop culture"
  • Rudolf Marschall (1873-1967), Austrian sculptor and medalist
  • Phlipp Marschall (b. 1988), German bronze medalist cross country skier at the World Cup in 2010
  • Wilhelm Marschall (1886-1976), German admiral during World War II, awarded Pour le Mérite which he received as commander of the German U-boat UB-105 during World War I
  • Christoph von Marschall (b. 1959), German journalist, United States correspondent in Washington D. C. for the daily Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel
  • Baron Friedrich August Marschall von Bieberstein (1768-1826), German explorer of the flora and archaeology of the southern portion of Imperial Russia
  • Adolf Freiherr Marschall von Bieberstein (1842-1912), German politician, Secretary of State of the Foreign Office of the German Empire
  • Ferenc Marschall (1887-1970), Hungarian politician, Minister of Agriculture in 1938
  • Olaf Marschall (b. 1966), retired German footballer and manager

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Marschall Historic Events


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Marschall Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Ken Marschall (b. 1950), American painter and illustrator, known for his paintings of the RMS Titanic, RMS Lusitania, and the HMHS Britannic and his collaboration with James Cameron and his films about the RMS Titanic

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Veritas vincit
Motto Translation: Truth Conquers.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    2. 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).
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

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