Marseille History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Marseille family

The surname Marseille 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]

Early History of the Marseille family

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

Marseille 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 Marseille family (pre 1700)

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Marseille Ranking

In France, the name Marseille is the 3,623rd most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [2]

United States Marseille migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marseille Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Marie Marseille, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1896
Marseille Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Henry Marseille, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1906
  • Leoncie Marseille, aged 25, who immigrated to America from Realan, France, in 1908
  • Pierre Marseille, aged 23, who landed in America from Besancon, France, in 1909
  • Wladimir Marseille, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Paul Marseille, aged 25, who settled in America from Reallon, France, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Marseille (post 1700) +

  • Pierre Eugène Marie Marseille, Publicity Agent, Administrator of Societies, Paris
  • Hans-Joachim Walter Rudolf Siegfried Marseille, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 158 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Dr. Walter W Marseille, psychoanalyst at Berkeley, California
  • Auguste Marseille Barthélemy (1796-1867), French poet and political satirist

  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.
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