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TypeSurname (from occupation)
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.MAHR-shəl
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Meaning & History

Derived from Middle English mareschal "a marshal", ultimately derived from Germanic marah "horse" and scalc "servant". It originally referred to someone who took care of horses.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMarszałek Polish
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute