Marshall

Marshall comes from a surname originally used to refer to someone who was a marshal, an occupational name for someone who looked after horses which later developed into one who held important functions in a royal household, as well as also being an occupational name for someone who was responsible for the custody of prisoners. The name comes from Old High German marah-scalc meaning “horse servant” via Proto-Germanic *marhaz (horse) and *skalkaz (servant; knight), both from Proto-Indo-European *márkos (horse) and *(s)kelH- (to cut; to split, separate).

Nicknames: Marsh

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Marshal (English)

 

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