Marshal

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marshal

"Marshal" is a name of French origin, and it means "Steward". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mar"shal
Senses
  1. Originally, an officer who had the care of horses; a groom.(Obs)
  2. An officer of high rank, charged with the arrangement of ceremonies, the conduct of operations, or the likeas, specifically:
    1. One who goes before a prince to declare his coming and provide entertainment; a harbinger; a pursuivant.
    2. One who regulates rank and order at a feast or any other assembly, directs the order of procession, and the like.
    3. The chief officer of arms, whose duty it was, in ancient times, to regulate combats in the lists.
      Johnson.
    4. [France]
      The highest military officer.
      field marshal
    5. [Am. Law]
      A ministerial officer, appointed for each judicial district of the United States, to execute the process of the courts of the United States, and perform various duties, similar to those of a sheriff. The name is also sometimes applied to certain police officers of a city.

Etymology: OE. mareschal, OF. mareschal, F. maréchal, LL. mariscalcus, from OHG. marah-scalcG. marschall); marah horse + scalc servant (akin to AS. scealc, Goth. skalks). F. maréchal signifies, a marshal, and a farrier. See Mare horse, and cf. Seneschal

verb Mar"shal
Senses
  1. To dispose in order; to arrange in a suitable manner; as, to marshal troops or an army."And marshaling the heroes of his name As, in their order, next to light they came." [Dryden.]
  2. To direct, guide, or lead."Thou marshalest me the way that I was going." [Shak.]
  3. [Her] To dispose in due order, as the different quarterings on an escutcheon, or the different crests when several belong to an achievement.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
  2. (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
  3. Make ready for action or use ("marshal resources")
  4. Arrange in logical order ("marshal facts or arguments")
  5. Place in proper rank ("marshal the troops")
  6. Lead ceremoniously, as in a procession
Wiktionary

From marshal.

  1. An English and Scottish status surname​ for someone who was in charge of the horses of a royal household, or an occupational surname for someone who looked after horses, or was responsible for the custody of prisoners.
  2. A male given name, transferred use of the surname since nineteenth century.

Notable Persons Named Marshal

Marshal Yanda is a football player for the Baltimore Ravens. Marshal was born on September 15th, 1984 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Marshal is also known as Yanda, Marshal John; Yanda, and Marshal J..

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Marshal Dutton is a hard rock, alternative rock, glam metal, post-grunge, and pop music musician. He plays Guitar, Acoustic guitar, Piano, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Marshal was born Marshal Dutton on March 15th, 1978.

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Marshal of Poland is a military person. His military service ended in 1949.

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Marshal Johnson is a soccer player for the ND Gorica, Akwa United F.C., Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, K.A.S. Eupen, Budapest Honvéd FC II, and Budapest Honvéd FC. Marshal was born on December 12th, 1989 in Uyo.

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He left this life in 1690.

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Sir Marshal James Clarke was a Resident Commissioner in Southern Rhodesia, Resident Commissioner in Zululand, and Resident Commissioner in Basutoland. His military service ended in 1883. Marshal was born on October 24th, 1841 in Tipperary, Ireland, United Kingdom. He breathed his last breath on April 1st, 1909.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Marshal

William Marshal was a noble. He holds the title Earl of Pembroke. He died on May 14th, 1219.

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She was most active from 2000 to present. Lyndsey was born on June 16th, 1978 in Manchester.

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Alan Marshal was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1936 to 1961. Alan was born on January 29th, 1909 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He died on July 13th, 1961.

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She holds the title Countess of Hertford; Countess of Cornwall. Isabel was born as the child of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, Isabel de Clare, and 4th Countess of Pembroke on October 9th, 1200 in Pembroke Castle. She died on January 17th, 1240.

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She holds the title Countess of Norfolk and Countess of Surrey. Maud was born as the child of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, Isabel de Clare, and 4th Countess of Pembroke in 1192. She passed away on March 27th, 1248.

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Eva was born as the child of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, Isabel de Clare, and 4th Countess of Pembroke in 1203 in Pembroke Castle. She breathed her last breath in 1246.

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How popular is the baby name Marshal in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1881 9 0 9
1882 7 0 7
1883 9 0 9
1885 7 0 7
1886 7 0 7
1888 8 0 8
1889 6 0 6
1890 5 0 5
1891 6 0 6
1892 7 0 7
1894 11 0 11
1898 6 0 6
1901 6 0 6
1902 5 0 5
1904 9 0 9
1906 9 0 9
1908 8 0 8
1909 12 0 12
1910 9 0 9
1911 11 0 11
1912 10 0 10
1913 18 0 18
1914 27 0 27
1915 30 0 30
1916 33 0 33
1917 47 0 47
1918 49 0 49
1919 41 0 41
1920 42 0 42
1921 44 0 44
1922 59 0 59
1923 40 0 40
1924 36 0 36
1925 49 0 49
1926 29 0 29
1927 30 0 30
1928 41 0 41
1929 34 0 34
1930 47 0 47
1931 33 0 33
1932 35 0 35
1933 27 0 27
1934 26 0 26
1935 30 0 30
1936 25 0 25
1937 27 0 27
1938 31 0 31
1939 34 0 34
1940 20 0 20
1941 40 0 40
1942 30 0 30
1943 33 0 33
1944 39 0 39
1945 43 0 43
1946 39 0 39
1947 51 0 51
1948 27 0 27
1949 33 0 33
1950 35 0 35
1951 30 0 30
1952 34 5 29
1953 56 5 51
1954 49 7 42
1955 44 5 39
1956 36 0 36
1957 53 5 48
1958 48 7 41
1959 40 0 40
1960 30 0 30
1961 30 0 30
1962 33 0 33
1963 33 7 26
1964 35 0 35
1965 36 0 36
1966 40 7 33
1967 37 0 37
1968 29 0 29
1969 29 0 29
1970 43 7 36
1971 40 6 34
1972 37 0 37
1973 50 7 43
1974 37 0 37
1975 43 6 37
1976 62 0 62
1977 48 0 48
1978 48 0 48
1979 59 0 59
1980 56 0 56
1981 57 0 57
1982 60 0 60
1983 53 0 53
1984 53 0 53
1985 62 0 62
1986 44 0 44
1987 56 0 56
1988 65 0 65
1989 63 0 63
1990 65 0 65
1991 79 0 79
1992 92 0 92
1993 62 0 62
1994 94 0 94
1995 72 0 72
1996 93 0 93
1997 91 0 91
1998 91 0 91
1999 95 0 95
2000 72 0 72
2001 80 0 80
2002 87 0 87
2003 91 0 91
2004 60 0 60
2005 64 0 64
2006 53 0 53
2007 62 0 62
2008 50 0 50
2009 74 0 74
2010 51 0 51
2011 60 0 60
2012 49 0 49
2013 49 0 49
2014 67 0 67
2015 66 0 66
2016 56 0 56
2017 47 0 47

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Fun Facts about the name Marshal

  • What name lists does Marshal rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Marshal? Marshal is the 3,675th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Marshal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,259 babies born with the first name Marshal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marshal to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marshal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Marshal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marshal is Wednesday, February 3rd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Marshal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marshal was in 1999 with a total of 95 babies.
  • Random Marshal Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marshal is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Marshal: Your name in reverse order is Lahsram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Raslhma. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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