When John Archibald Marchant was born on 10 September 1889, in London, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Ebenezer Marchant, was 30 and his mother, Louisa Stutchbury, was 31. He married Mignon C Hagan on 29 March 1913, in Marin, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1950. He died on 8 March 1963, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.
English (southern): occupational name from Middle English marchaunt ‘merchant, trader, shopkeeper’ (Old French marchand, marchëant).
Altered form of French Marchand , a cognate of 1 above.
History: John Marchant (c. 1600–c. 1668) was in Newport, RI, before 1638. In that year he moved to Braintree, MA, then to Watertown, MA (1642), and finally to Yarmouth, MA (1648). His descendants included many sea captains and other prominent people.