Marron Family History

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Marron Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mearáin ‘descendant of Mearán’, a personal name from a diminutive of mear ‘lively’. This is a Monaghan name. Compare Merry. Spanish (Marrón): derivative of French marron ‘chestnut’, which now means ‘brown’. French: diminutive of Marre, a nickname from Old French marre ‘ram’ (Occitan Marro).

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

Similar surnames: Maron, Marton, Marro, Marcon, Moron, Barron, Carton, Harron, Murrin

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Marron Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Marron name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Marron. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • Italy


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Marron Family Origin

Where is the Marron family from?

Marron Family Occupations

What did your Marron ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Marron family was Carpenter. Farmer, Bookeeper and Brass Finisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marron. The most common Marron occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of Marron's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Bookeeper

  • Brass Finisher

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Marron ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Marron Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Marron. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marron census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Marron. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Marron. For the veterans among your Marron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marron Life Expectancy

What is the average Marron lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Marron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Marron in 1942 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marron ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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