Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MAHR-shəl  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from Middle English mareschal "marshal", from Latin mariscalcus, ultimately from Germanic roots akin to Old High German marah "horse" and scalc "servant". It originally referred to someone who took care of horses.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMarszałek(Polish)
Given Name DescendantsMarshal, Marshall(English)


Entry updated December 7, 2022