Marsee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Marsee family

The surname Marsee was first found in Poitou, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.

By the 11th century, members of this ancient family were well established in the region of the Poitou and some members served the community with distinction in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles, and letters patent confirming their nobility. This family has been cited with a chivalrous house since 1052. Alfred, Lord of Marsay, was awarded this title in recognition of his noteworthy services to the King and country. Playing an important role in the services of the King, Noble Thomas was made Knight of Marçay, and Etienne de Marsay was the Governor of the Town and of the Palace of Chinon in 1167 and became the Sénéchal of Touraine and of Anjou in 1190. [1]

Important Dates for the Marsee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marsee research. Another 206 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1167, 1715, and 1825 are included under the topic Early Marsee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Marsee Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marsay, Marsey, Marsaie, de Marsay, Marscey, Marceises, Marceiles, Marseille, Marshaye, Marcy and many more.

Early Notables of the Marsee family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Marsee family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Marsey who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1683; and Nathaniel Marscey settled in Virginia in 1729.

Contemporary Notables of the name Marsee (post 1700)

  • Susanne Marsee (b. 1941), née Susan Irene Dowell, an American mezzo-soprano
  • Marsee Cox, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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