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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Scottish
Pronounced Pron. MAHRCH-bangks  [key]
Other Forms FormsMarchbanks

Meaning & History

Reputedly from the name of a Scottish estate (Ratho-Marjoribankis) bestowed on Robert the Bruce's daughter Marjorie on her marriage in 1316. A fictional bearer is Lucilla Marjoribanks, the heroine of Margaret Oliphant's novel 'Miss Marjoribanks' (1866).
Added 9/29/2013 by babycrookston
Edited 10/4/2013 by babycrookston