Marchbanks Family History
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Marchbanks Name Meaning
Scottish: variant of the surname Marjoribanks, which according to Black was adopted by a family previously known as Johnston, when, in the early 16th century, they acquired the lands of Ratho-Marjoribankis in Renfrewshire. This estate was so called from having been bestowed on Robert the Bruce’s daughter Marjorie (see Margeson) on her marriage in 1316 to Walter the High Steward.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press