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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Marwood surname lived in either of the settlements called Marwood in the counties of Devon and Durham. The surname Marwood 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 Marwood may be a nickname derived from the Old French word Malregard, which means evil look or evil eye.

Marwood Early Origins



The surname Marwood 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Marwood Spelling Variations


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Marwood 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 Marwood 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 Marwood include: Marwood, Marward, Morwood and others.

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Marwood Early History


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Marwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marwood 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 Marwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Marwood or a variant listed above:

Marwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joe Marwood settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Marwood, aged 17, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Villers Marwood, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • John Marwood settled in Barbados in 1685

Marwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Marwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Jonas Marwood settled in Maryland in 1727

Marwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Marwood, aged 34, a nurse, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marwood (post 1700)



  • Sir Henry Marwood (1635-1725), 2nd Baronet
  • Sir George Marwood (1601-1680), 1st Baronet
  • Sir William Marwood (1681-1740), 4th Baronet
  • Sir Samuel Marwood (1672-1739), 3rd Baronet
  • Ben Marwood, English singer-songwriter from Reading
  • Anthony Marwood, English solo classical violinist
  • Brian Marwood (b. 1960), English former footballer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Marwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marwood 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.

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