Marshmande History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Marshmande surname lived in Marsham in Norfolk, or in the place called Mersham in Kent. [1] The surname Marshmande belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Marshmande family

The surname Marshmande was first found in Norfolk at Marsham, a parish, in the union of Aylsham, hundred of South Erpingham. [2] The parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Marsam. [3] Literally the place name means "homestead or village by a marsh," from the Old English words "mersc" + "ham." [4] Mersham is a parish, in the union of East Ashford, hundred of Chart and Longbridge, lathe of Shepway. [2] The first record of the name was Leofstan aet Merseham c. 1060 who was listed in the reference Old English Bynames. Benjamin de Merseham was listed in the Feet of Fines of Kent in 1236 and John de Marsham was listed in the Coroner Rolls of London in 1336. [1] Some of the family were found at Stratton-Strawless in Norfolk since very early times. "The Hall, a large mansion of white brick, in a well-wooded park, is the seat of R. Marsham, Esq., in whose family it has remained since the time of Edward the First." [2]

Important Dates for the Marshmande family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marshmande research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1280, 1510, 1518, 1602, 1685, 1637, 1692, 1679, 1696, 1650, 1703, 1698, 1702, 1685, 1724, 1716, 1708, 1716, 1685 and 1724 are included under the topic Early Marshmande History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Marshmande Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Marshmande are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Marshmande include: Marsham, Marshan, Marshom, Marshon, Marshman and others.

Early Notables of the Marshmande family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Marsham, 1st Baronet of Cuckston (1602-1685), an English antiquary known as a writer on chronology; Sir John Marsham, 2nd Baronet (1637-1692); Sir John Marsham, 3rd Baronet (1679-1696); Sir Robert Marsham...
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Migration of the Marshmande family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Marshmande or a variant listed above: Thomas Marsham, who settled in Virginia in 1654; Charles Marshom, who settled in Boston in 1768; James Marshman, a British convict, sent to Maryland in 1772.

Citations

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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