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Early Origins of the Marvin family

The surname Marvin was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.

Early History of the Marvin family

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Marvin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marvin, Marven, Marvyn, Marvan and others.

Early Notables of the Marvin family (pre 1700)

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Marvin Ranking

In the United States, the name Marvin is the 2,873rd most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1]


United States Marvin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marvin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Matthew Marvin, who arrived in Hartford, Connecticut in 1635 [2]
  • Reynold Marvin, who landed in Hartford, Connecticut in 1638 [2]
Marvin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Maria Magdalena Marvin, who landed in New York, NY in 1710-1714 [2]
Marvin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ann Dominick Marvin, who landed in New York in 1834 [2]
  • Margaret Elizabeth Dominick Marvin, who arrived in New York in 1834 [2]
  • A S, Marvin Jr., who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1849 [2]
  • W W Marvin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]

Canada Marvin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marvin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Marvin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Marvin, who arrived in New Brunswick in 1783
  • Mr. John Marvin U.E. born in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA who settled in Kingston, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1783 listed as a passenger on Union Transport [3]
  • Mr. John Marvin U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]

Australia Marvin migration to Australia +

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

Marvin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Emanuel Marvin, English convict who was convicted in Lincolnshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Fame" on 9th October 1816, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Mr. Edward Marvin, (b. 1801), aged 21, English labourer who was convicted in Lincolnshire (Parts of Kesteven), England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Eliza" on 13th July 1822, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1824 [5]
  • Mr. John Marvin, (b. 1822), aged 23, English sawyer who was convicted in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England for 10 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Equestrian" on 30th June 1845, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Island) [6]

New Zealand Marvin migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Marvin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Lewis Marvin, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863 [7]
  • Mr. Lewis Marvin, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gertrude" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th February 1863 [8]
  • Mr. Marvin, Canadian settler travelling from Vancouver Island aboard the ship "Konig Oscar" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 11th January 1865 [8]
  • Miss Annie B Marvin, (b. 1855), aged 23, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Western Monarch" arriving in New Zealand in 1879 [9]

Contemporary Notables of the name Marvin (post 1700) +

  • Phillip Michael "Mickey" Marvin (1955-2017), professional American football player for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (1977–1987), 2x Super Bowl Champion (XV, XVIII)
  • Arthur Marvin (1859-1911), American cinematographer
  • Mickey Marvin (b. 1955), former professional American football player
  • William Marvin (1808-1902), American lawyer, politician, and judge
  • Dudley Marvin (1786-1856), U.S. Representative from New York
  • Dan Marvin, former American racing driver
  • Gisele Marvin (b. 1987), member of the United States national women's ice hockey team
  • Lee Marvin (1924-1987), American film actor
  • Lee Marvin, Academy Award winning American film actor
  • "Hank Brian Marvin (b. 1941), English guitarist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Halifax Explosion
  • Master Marvin (1917-1917), Canadian resident from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion (1917) [10]
RMS Titanic
  • Mrs. Mary Graham Carmichael Marvin, (née Farquarson), aged 18, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 10 [11]
  • Mr. Daniel Warner Marvin (d. 1912), aged 18, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [11]


Suggested Readings for the name Marvin +

  • An Ormsbee Odyssey by Nora O'Dell Coppage.

  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 27th September 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/fairlie
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th February 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/eliza
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th May 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/equestrian
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 12th December 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  11. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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