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Marshall Name Meaning

English: usually an occupational name ‘farrier’ occasionally a status name ‘chief official of a royal household or court; a high officer of state’ from Middle English mareshal and Old French maresc(h)al. An even wider range of meanings is found in some other languages: compare for example Polish Marszałek (see Marszalek ). This name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century. It is also borne by Jews presumably as an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames. Americanized form of German Marschall . Americanized form of French Mercier .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Marschall, Marchal, Parshall, Marszalek, Marshal, Minshall, Marchand

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Where is the Marshall family from?

You can see how Marshall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marshall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marshall families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 2,435 Marshall families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Marshall's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Marshall families in 1911.
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What did your Marshall ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Marshall. 30% of Marshall men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Marshall women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marshall were Clerk and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Income
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 242,000 immigration records available for the last name Marshall. 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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There are 238,000 military records available for the last name Marshall. For the veterans among your Marshall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marshall lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Marshall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Marshall in 1940 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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