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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MAHRK-lənd  [key]
Other Forms FormsMarsland

Meaning & History

From Old English mearc meaning "boundary" and lanu meaning "lane", it is a habitational name from a place in the town of Wigan in Greater Manchester, England. It can also be a topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of border or boundary land, or a status name for someone who held land with an annual value of one mark.
Added 7/22/2020 by General9696
Edited 7/22/2020 by General9696