James Marshall

1787–
Chipping Warden, Northampton, England

The Life of James

When James Marshall was born in 1787, his father, William Marshall, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Root, was 42.

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Family Time Line

William Marshall
1749–1807
Elizabeth Root
1745–1829
Mary Marshall
1691–1782
Richard Marshall
1706–1707
William Croxton Marshall
1771–1834
Elizabeth Marshall
1771–
John Marshall
1778–1852
Ann Marshall
1780–1785
Alice Marshall
1780–1785
Stephen Marshall
1783–1785
Maria Marshall
1785–1862
James Marshall
1787–
Stephen Root Marshall
1789–1860
Jane Marshall
1791–1836

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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)

  • James Marshall in the 1841 England Census
  • James Marshall in the Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1532-1812
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Marshall - Church record: Christening record or certificate: christening: 26 August 1787; Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

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