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The Norman Marye surname comes from the Old French word "marais" meaning "a marsh." It may have arisen as a surname from the place name (Le) Marais in Calvados, Normandy.

Marye Early Origins



The surname Marye was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Maris, Richard of Maris held estates and who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. They were of Lemarais in Normandy.

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Marye Spelling Variations


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Marye Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Marris, Marriss, Maris, Mariss, Mares, Marais and many more.

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Marye Early History


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Marye Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marye research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1199, and 1273 are included under the topic Early Marye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marye Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marye Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Marye 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marye Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Marye, who landed in Virginia in 1743

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marye (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marye (post 1700)



  • Madison Ellis Marye (1925-2016), American farmer and politician, Member of the Virginia Senate (1992-2002) and (1973-1992)
  • John Lawrence Marye Jr. (1823-1902), American politician, 10th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (1870-1874)
  • George Thomas Marye Jr. (1849-1933), American banker who was appointed Ambassador to Russia by President Woodrow Wilson
  • Simon Bolivar Marye (1852-1853), American politician and lawyer, 3rd Mayor of Portland, Oregon
  • Simon Bolivar Marye (1825-1868), American politician, Mayor of Portland, Oregon, 1852-53
  • Marie D. Marye, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1928
  • George Thomas Marye Jr. (1849-1933), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1888; California Democratic State Chair, 1888-93; U.S. Ambassador to Russia, 1914-16

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Marye Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marye 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 1 March 2016 at 10:21.

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