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Marshall Name Meaning
English and Scottish: status name or occupational name from Middle English, Old French maresc(h)al ‘marshal’. The term is of Germanic origin (compare Old High German marah ‘horse’, ‘mare’ + scalc ‘servant’). Originally it denoted a man who looked after horses, but by the heyday of medieval surname formation it denoted on the one hand one of the most important servants in a great household (in the royal household a high official of state, one with military responsibilities), and on the other a humble shoeing smith or farrier. It was also an occupational name for a medieval court officer responsible for the custody of prisoners. An even wider range of meanings is found in some other languages: compare for example Polish Marszalek (see Marszalek). The surname is also borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Marshall Families

  • Number of Marshall families
     925 - 1,847
     309 - 924
     1 - 308
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Marshall families
     5,007 - 10,011
     1,670 - 5,006
     1 - 1,669
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Marshall families
     1,678 - 3,354
     560 - 1,677
     1 - 559
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Marshall Family Origin

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Marshall Immigration Information

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Marshall Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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