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When the ancestors of the Marshal family arrived in England following the Norman Conquest of 1066, they brought their name with them. It is a name for a blacksmith or a person who tended horses deriving its origin from the Old English word marshal, which meant blacksmith. In medieval England, blacksmiths were extremely important because they were employed by the nobility to look after the horses.

Marshal Early Origins



The surname Marshal was first found in Wiltshire, where they established themselves after the Norman Conquest.

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Marshal Spelling Variations


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Marshal 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 Marshall, Marshal, Marescal, Marshale and others.

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Marshal Early History


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Marshal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marshal research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1084, 1170, 1235, 1540, 1535, 1594, 1655, 1621, 1685, 1672, 1685, 1628, 1680, 1637, 1698 and are included under the topic Early Marshal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marshal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marshal Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Marshal (1170-1235) of Higham, first Baron Marshal; Henry Marshal, Bishop of Exeter; William Marshal, first Earl of Pembroke and regent of England; William Marshall (died c. 1540), an English Protestant reformer, printer, and translator, one of Thomas Cromwell's confidential agents in 1535...

Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marshal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marshal In Ireland


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Marshal In Ireland



Some of the Marshal family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 164 words (12 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 Marshal or a variant listed above:

Marshal Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Michael Marshal, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685

Marshal Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Teterich Marshal, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1757
  • David Marshal, aged 24, arrived in North Carolina in 1774
  • Marie Francois Marshal, who landed in New York in 1796
  • Samuel Marshal, who landed in Mississippi in 1799

Marshal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Marshal, who landed in America in 1804
  • John Marshal, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Abraham Marshal, aged 39, landed in Ohio in 1812
  • Robert Marshal, aged 25, landed in New York in 1818
  • Miss S Marshal, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860

Marshal Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Marshal arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marshal (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marshal (post 1700)



  • George Marshal, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1930
  • William Marshal (1146-1219), English knight

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Marshal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marshal 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 3 January 2017 at 13:22.

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