The lineage of the name Marweart begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in either of the settlements called Marwood in the counties of Devon
. The surname Marweart belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. However, some experts theorize that the surname Marweart may be a nickname
derived from the Old French word Malregard,
which means evil look
or evil eye.
Early Origins of the Marweart family
The surname Marweart was first found in Devon
at Widworthy, a parish, in the union of Honiton, hundred
of Colyton. "The church [of Widworthy], an ancient structure, contains the effigy of a knight in armour, and a fine monument by Bacon to the memory of James Marwood, Esq., a liberal benefactor to the parish. Benedictus Marwood, Esq., in 1742 gave £100, and the Rev. Joseph Somaster in 1770 left £50, to be applied to education." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Marweart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marweart research.Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1601, 1680, 1635, 1725, 1672, 1739, 1681 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Marweart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Marweart Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Marweart has undergone many spelling variations
, including Marwood, Marward, Morwood and others.
Early Notables of the Marweart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Marweart family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Marweart were among those contributors: Joe Marwood settled in Virginia in 1635; John Marwood settled in Barbados in 1685; Jonas Marwood settled in Maryland in 1727; Alexander Morwood arrived in Philadelphia in 1850..