Marston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Marston family

The surname Marston was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Marston family

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Marston Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marston, Marsden, Marson and others.

Early Notables of the Marston family (pre 1700)

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Marston Ranking

In the United States, the name Marston is the 5,904th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Marston migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John and William Marston, who settled in Salem in 1630
  • John Marston, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637 [2]
  • William Marston, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637 [2]
  • Sil Marston, who arrived in Virginia in 1651 [2]
  • Robert Marston, who landed in Maryland in 1665 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Marston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Eleanore Marston, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [2]
  • Edward Marston, who landed in America in 1715 [2]
Marston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C Marston, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Canada Marston migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marston Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Abraham Marston U.E. who settled in Carleton, [Saint John West] New Brunswick c. 1784 became a Freeman in 1785 [3]
  • Mr. Benjamin Marston U.E. born in Salem, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Carleton, [Saint John West] New Brunswick c. 1784 he graduated from Harvard in 1749 [3]
Marston Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Marston, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Australia Marston migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Marston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Marston, British Convict who was convicted in Warwick, Warwickshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 27th October 1819, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]
  • Job Marston, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Mr. Richard Marston, British convict who was convicted in Gloucester, England for life, transported aboard the "Henry Tanner" on 27th June 1834, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • William Marston, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Senator" in 1849 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Marston (post 1700) +

  • Nathaniel Marston (1975-2015), American actor and producer, known for his roles on ABC's One Life to Live as Al Holden and Dr. Michael McBain from 2001 to 2007
  • Colin Marston (b. 1982), American musician and record producer
  • William Moulton Marston (1893-1947), also known by the pen name Charles Moulton, was an American psychologist, inventor and comic book writer who created the character Wonder Woman, inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2006
  • Brigadier-General Morrill Watson Marston (1896-1978), American Assistant Chief of Staff Central Pacific Area (1941) [8]
  • David Weese "Dave" Marston Sr. (b. 1942), American lawyer and author
  • Robert Quarles Marston (1923-1999), American Rhodes Scholar, physician, research scientist, governmental appointee and university administrator
  • Frank R. Marston, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 5th District, 1902 [9]
  • Everett L. Marston, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Portsmouth 2nd Ward; Elected 1938 [9]
  • Edgar J. Marston, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1928, 1932 [9]
  • David W. Marston, American Republican politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1976-78; Candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1979 [9]
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/coromandel
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/henry-tanner
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SENATOR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Senator.htm
  8. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2013, February 12) Morrill Marston. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Marston/Morrill_Watson/USA.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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