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The name Marsters thought to be of Norman heritage. It is a name for a person who was a person who behaved in a masterful manner. This was also an occupational name for a person who was the master of his craft deriving from the Old French word maistre, and the Old English word maister.

Marsters Early Origins



The surname Marsters was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Marsters Spelling Variations


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Marsters Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Master, Masters, Mosters, Measter, DeMaster and many more.

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Marsters Early History


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Marsters Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marsters research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1600, 1662, 1627, 1624, 1680, 1660, 1637, 1680, 1627, 1684, 1610, 1691, 1639, 1640, 1653, 1661, 1679, 1687, 1663, 1710, 1685, 1690, 1675, 1720 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Marsters History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marsters Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marsters Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Streynsham Master; Sir William Master (1600-1662) was an English politician, High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1627; his son Thomas Master (1624-1680), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660; John Master (1637-c.1680), an English physician; William Master (1627-1684)...

Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marsters Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Marsters or a variant listed above were:

Marsters Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Marsters, aged 25, originally from London, arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Paris" from Southampton, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX4M-V2H : 6 December 2014), Lewis Marsters, 25 Sep 1897; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Paris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Marsters Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Willington Marsters, aged 29, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Lake Buckeye" from Gucaro, Cuba [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QL-14H : 6 December 2014), Willington Marsters, 01 Mar 1919; citing departure port Gucaro, Cuba, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Lake Buckeye, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Geo. E. Marsters, aged 38, arrived in San Francisco, California in 1919 from Antwerp, Belgium [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W3-VNR : 6 December 2014), Geo. E. Marsters, 07 Jul 1919; citing departure port San Francisco, California, arrival port Antwerp, Belgium, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Frank Marsters, aged 39, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Ulua" from Havana, Cuba [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FK-VP5 : 6 December 2014), Frank Marsters, 12 Dec 1920; citing departure port Havana, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Ulua, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Marsters Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Abr Marsters, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Jona Marsters, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Moses Marsters, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marsters (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marsters (post 1700)



  • Nathaniel Marsters (1758-1843), American UEL descendant, farmer, magistrate and politician who represented Onslow township in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1806 to 1818
  • James Carlyle Marsters (1924-2009), American deaf orthodontist who in 1964 helped invent the first teletypewriter device capable of being used with telephone lines
  • James Wesley Marsters (b. 1962), American actor and musician
  • Charles E. Marsters (1883-1962), American lacrosse player
  • William Marsters (1831-1899), born Richard Masters, an English adventurer from Leicestershire who settled on Palmerston Island in the Cook Islands on 8 July 1863, with his Polynesian wife and two Polynesian mistresses, progenitor of the Marsters family of Palmerston Island
  • Nathan Marsters (1980-2009), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey goaltender who was killed in an automobile accident with a deer in West Lincoln, Ontario, on June 8, 2009
  • Tom John Marsters (b. 1945), the 7th Queen's Representative to the Cook Islands
  • William Fatianga "Bill" Marsters (1923-2004), first president of the Cook Islands Christian Church

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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: Non minor est virtus quam quaerere parta tueri
Motto Translation: It is no less an achievement to keep possession than to acquire it.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX4M-V2H : 6 December 2014), Lewis Marsters, 25 Sep 1897; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Paris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QL-14H : 6 December 2014), Willington Marsters, 01 Mar 1919; citing departure port Gucaro, Cuba, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Lake Buckeye, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W3-VNR : 6 December 2014), Geo. E. Marsters, 07 Jul 1919; citing departure port San Francisco, California, arrival port Antwerp, Belgium, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FK-VP5 : 6 December 2014), Frank Marsters, 12 Dec 1920; citing departure port Havana, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Ulua, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

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  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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The Marsters Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marsters 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 22 August 2016 at 08:23.

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