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Marchal Name Meaning

French: status name or occupational name from Old French maresc(h)al ‘marshal’. The term is of Germanic origin (from marah ‘horse’, ‘mare’ + scalc ‘servant’) and was originally applied to a man who looked after horses. In the Middle Ages it also came to be used on the one hand as an occupational name for a farrier, and on the other as a status name for an officer of state, in particular a member of a royal household with military responsibilities. Compare Marshall.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Marshall, Marschall, March, Marchand, Marchel, Markham, Marcello

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Where is the Marchal family from?

You can see how Marchal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marchal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marchal families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Marchal families living in London. This was about 17% of all the recorded Marchal's in the UK. London had the highest population of Marchal families in 1891.
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What did your Marchal ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Marchal. .

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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 1939

  • Dairy Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Marchal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marchal census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Marchal. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 635 military records available for the last name Marchal. For the veterans among your Marchal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marchal lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Marchal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Marchal in 1957 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

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