Alexander Marshall

1850–1918 (Age 68)
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Marshall was born in October 1850, his father, Thomas Marshall, was 21 and his mother, Margaret Brackenridge, was 24. He married Janet Thomson on 1 September 1871, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died in December 1918, at the age of 68.

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Alexander Marshall
Janet Thomson
Marriage: 1 September 1871
Thomas Marshall
Margaret Marshall
Sarah Thomson Marshall
Robert Thomson Marshall
Elizabeth Thomson Marshall

Spouse and Children

1 September 1871
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Marshall


    Margaret Brackenridge




    Helen D Marshall



    John Marshall


    Thomas 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 Marszałek ( see Marszalek ). The surname is also borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Marshall in entry for George O. Hall and Bessie Marshall, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • Alexander Marshall, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Alexander Marshall in entry for Thomas Marshall, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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