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

List of People with Surname Marshall

According to our database, there are a total of 41,178 people with the surname Marshall. Among these people surnamed Marshall, there are about 4,026 distinct names, with an average of 10 people who have the same name. Linda Marshall, Paul Marshall and Margaret Marshall are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Marshall, with 541, 408 and 361 people respectively.

Besides that, we found that California has the largest number of people surnamed Marshall, with a total of 3,769 people, and there are a total of 1,558 distinct names among these people. Texas is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Marshall, with a total of 3,395 people and an average of 1,534 distinct names.