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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : variant of the surname Marjoribanks, which according to Black was adopted by a family previously known as Johnston, when, in the early 16th century, they acquired the lands of Ratho-Marjoribankis in Renfrewshire. This estate was so called from having been bestowed on Robert the Bruce’s daughter Marjorie (see Margeson) on her marriage in 1316 to Walter the High Steward.

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