Marchal Family History

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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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Marchal Family Origin

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Marchal Family Occupations

What did your Marchal ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Marchal occupation in the UK was Boiler Maker In Ironworks. 50% of Marchal's were Boiler Maker In Ironworkss. Boiler Maker In Ironworks and Domestic Duties were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Marchal.

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  • Boiler Maker In Ironworks

  • Domestic Duties


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Marchal ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Marchal Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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

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Draft Card

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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Marchal Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marchal ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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