Marvel Family History
Marvel Name Meaning
English:: nickname for a person considered prodigious in some way from Middle English Old French merveille ‘miracle’ (from Latin mirabilia originally neuter plural of the adjective mirabilis ‘admirable amazing’). The nickname was no doubt sometimes given with mocking intent. (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the places called Merville. The one in Nord is named from Old French mendre ‘smaller lesser’ (from Latin minor) + ville ‘settlement’; that in Calvados seems to have as its first element an ancient Germanic personal name probably a short form of a compound name with the first element mari meri ‘famous’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press