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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • French : Keeper of the horses; military title

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Family name origins & meanings

  • German : occupational name for a man in the service of a member of the nobility, originally one who looked after the horses, Middle High German marschalc (from mar(c) ‘noble horse’ + schalk ‘servant’). In time the term came to be used for a military rank or a certain court official. Compare Marshall.

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