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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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Marshall Family Origin

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Marshall Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Marshall occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Marshall's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Marshall family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marshall.

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