When William D Marshall was born on 2 January 1860, in Wallace Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Marshall, was 53 and his mother, Dorothy Baum, was 25. He married Mary Ella Harrison on 21 September 1887, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Brandywine Battleground, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States for about 40 years. He died on 3 February 1950, in East Brandywine Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Brandywine Manor, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.
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 .