Marsh Surname Meaning & Statistics

3,879th most common

surname in the world


Approximately 140,456

people bear this surname


Most prevelant in:

United States

Highest density in:

Falkland Islands

Definition:

Marsh. —Distributed over the greater part of England, but rare or absent north of Notts and Lancashire. It has several centres, namely, in Cambridgeshire and Kent in the east, in Lancashire in the north, in Shropshire in the west, and in Wilts, Dorset, and Somerset in the south.

Read More About This Surname

Marsh Surname Distribution

CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
United States71,7851: 4,462486
England30,1951: 1,788157
Australia9,8951: 2,382271
Canada7,2161: 4,910657
South Africa5,8261: 9,2691,138
New Zealand2,8541: 1,593176
Wales1,7841: 1,738166
Jamaica1,4101: 1,928305
Kenya1,3341: 34,1424,264
Scotland1,3131: 4,037638
France1,0161: 64,9208,821
Malaysia5561: 54,3764,155
Ireland5131: 8,9531,146
Mexico4451: 269,01810,396
Russia4251: 343,69035,638
Spain3241: 143,54311,205
Hong Kong3201: 22,562844
India2381: 5,243,78293,780
Northern Ireland2381: 7,5631,229
Sweden1811: 53,5595,231
Chile1621: 109,7106,110
Singapore1601: 33,7452,326
Venezuela1511: 200,0429,538
Ukraine1491: 287,42235,664
Switzerland1441: 56,6738,235
Turkey1401: 547,62831,070
Brazil1271: 1,598,47269,781
Netherlands1061: 159,09224,148
Austria1051: 81,21212,545
Zimbabwe1021: 128,05116,740
Italy1011: 601,60762,979
Finland601: 91,00811,009
Norway591: 86,85412,538
Israel591: 139,09217,264
Denmark591: 95,5889,807
Antigua and Barbuda571: 1,514216
The Bahamas561: 6,276566
Isle of Man551: 1,564192
United States Virgin Islands541: 1,970245
Belgium521: 215,42429,438
Guernsey491: 1,287168
Jersey441: 2,250304
Portugal371: 283,1849,524
Belarus361: 263,03332,867
United Arab Emirates341: 277,82429,361
Cyprus341: 25,4673,075
Germany321: 2,522,37589,946
Malta261: 16,002841
Thailand241: 2,685,6963,873
China211: 65,056,6672,101
Philippines191: 5,268,34745,785
Costa Rica191: 245,6373,334
Japan181: 7,061,1113,731
Bermuda161: 4,015552
Gibraltar151: 2,000344
Trinidad and Tobago141: 94,8586,594
Cayman Islands111: 5,041646
Indonesia111: 22,924,073411,400
Falkland Islands101: 30020
Guyana81: 98,1127,070
Kazakhstan81: 2,160,625144,349
Marshall Islands81: 7,0111,091
Czech Republic81: 1,314,67583,411
Saudi Arabia71: 4,284,89624,386
Niue51: 32350
Nigeria51: 35,703,40023,739
Kuwait51: 613,1707,210
Sri Lanka41: 5,069,3998,266
South Korea41: 12,605,9892,011
Kyrgyzstan41: 1,456,00075,381
Qatar41: 543,50913,428
Pakistan41: 47,005,0008,689
Panama31: 1,135,2714,915
Cambodia31: 5,061,3721,985
Grenada31: 34,4431,389
Estonia31: 438,6065,332
Solomon Islands31: 193,781138
Uganda31: 11,785,6676,989
Argentina31: 14,223,16778,945
Sierra Leone31: 2,063,427667
Egypt31: 28,994,60014,193
Tanzania31: 14,976,30870,383
Afghanistan31: 8,674,3673,224
Croatia31: 1,430,20411,532
Vietnam21: 44,854,4504,164
Yemen21: 12,617,5002,449
Georgia21: 2,245,25037,372
Greece21: 5,561,51731,767
Barbados21: 142,5001,389
Ecuador21: 7,902,4009,272
Papua New Guinea21: 3,699,2502,823
Taiwan21: 11,699,1323,014
Puerto Rico21: 1,807,5435,726
Colombia21: 23,863,00017,547
Bulgaria11: 7,245,67716,228
Nicaragua11: 6,071,0459,116
Cook Islands11: 14,974353
Mongolia11: 2,931,3002,024
American Samoa11: 55,519846
Poland11: 38,496,00058,885
Liberia11: 4,397,0002,196
Saint Kitts and Nevis11: 55,000696
Ghana11: 27,043,09317,236
Guam11: 159,3582,578
Iraq11: 36,004,5528,859
Iceland11: 327,0509,498
Hungary11: 9,879,00020,172
Moldova11: 3,557,60090,903
Lithuania11: 2,939,43116,283
Tuvalu11: 11,32397
Uzbekistan11: 30,492,80032,942
Vanuatu11: 264,652573
Bolivia11: 10,027,2547,314
Tonga11: 103,036472
Benin11: 9,988,0686,033
Slovenia11: 2,063,63511,923
Armenia11: 3,009,80024,460
Namibia11: 2,113,0775,872
Morocco11: 33,350,30038,830
Haiti11: 10,745,6655,467
Botswana11: 2,024,9048,181
Monaco11: 36,9502,309
El Salvador11: 6,401,2403,993
Libya11: 6,253,0004,942
CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
Ireland2881: 15,3811,950
CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
England20,8271: 1,170129
Wales4521: 3,470232
Scotland721: 51,9893,520
Guernsey231: 1,420241
Isle of Man111: 4,934490
Jersey91: 5,7651,004
CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
United States19,5571: 2,568278
PlaceIncidenceFrequencyRank in Area
1: {{groupThousands( v.ratio )}}

Marsh Surname Meaning

Descriptive Writing for introductory reference

Marsh. —Distributed over the greater part of England, but rare or absent north of Notts and Lancashire. It has several centres, namely, in Cambridgeshire and Kent in the east, in Lancashire in the north, in Shropshire in the west, and in Wilts, Dorset, and Somerset in the south. Marsh is the name of a parish both in Shropshire and Kent. Lower says that the surname has existed in Kent since the 14th century.

Homes of Family Names in Great Britain (1890) by Henry Brougham Guppy

This surname is derived from a geographical locality. 'at the marsh' (from residence thereby), i.e. swamp, bog. Low Latin, mariscus; M.E. mersche.

Isabel ate Mershe, Oxfordshire, 1273 Hundred Rolls.

John in le Merse, Oxfordshire, ibid.

1567. Married — Peter Foxe and Elizabeth Marshe St. Michael, Cornhill.

1567-8. William Woods and Isabel Marsh: Marriage Lic. (London).

A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, written: 1872-1896 by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley

Parishes in cos. Buckingham and Lincoln. The Kentish family appear to have been in that county from the XIV. cent. The latinization is De Marisco, and the medieval form is Ate-Mershe. The equivalent name Marais is common in France.

Patronymica Britannica, written: 1838-1860 by Mark Antony Lower

(Teutonic.) Maresche, Morass, a fen, a tract of low, wet land.

An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857) by William Arthur

Marsh Surname Variants & Similar Names

Similiar Surnames

SurnameSimilarityIncidencePrevalency
Marshe91159/
Marsch913246/
Marash91328/
Marish91470/
Marrsh913/
Maresh912038/
Marsha91402/
Marsho91120/
Marshi9192/
Marysh9188/
Marush9174/
Marshy9157/
Marosh9123/
Maursh9123/
Mahrsh9112/
Maersh913/
Mmarsh91--
Marshu911/
Maarsh91--
Marshw91--
Mrsh891/
Marrish8311/
Mearshe83--
Marashi8318325/
Maresch832693/
Marisha831788/
Marasha831543/
Maryash83625/
Mariash83349/
Marashe83312/
Marishe83240/
Marrash83187/
Marishi83166/
Marusho83117/
Marosch83114/
Maersch83101/
Marushi8399/
Marasch8392/
Maroush8390/
Marosha8384/
Marshay8381/
Marshia8381/
Marisch8372/
Marisho8350/
Marusha8340/
Maresha8335/
Mayrosh8334/
Maroshi8323/
Mearsha8322/
Maruish8320/
Marushy8321/
Mareshu8319/
Marsche8316/
Marshie8319/
Marscha8316/
Mahrshi8316/
Maurish8312/
Marusch8312/
Mahrush8311/
Marrush8310/
Mariush8310/
Mearsch8310/
Marshae839/
Marshea838/
Marsheh839/
Maaresh838/
Mareshi837/
Marashu836/
Marshio836/
Marysha836/
Mauresh835/
Marasho835/
Mareshe835/
Mahrish836/
Maroshe834/
Marshah834/
Marshey834/
Marashy835/
Marishu832/
Marshai832/
Marshau832/
Marwish832/
Mayrush832/
Mahresh831/
Mayresh831/
Mayrish831/
Maarsho831/
Marushe831/
Maruush831/
Maryush831/
Mareush831/
Marhish831/
Marhush831/
Maroish831/
Maraish831/
Marrsch831/
Marshaa831/
Marshue831/
Mharesh831/
Moarsch83--
Mersh80711/
Morsh8085/
Mirsh8039/
Mrish8011/
Mursh806/
Mrsha801/
Mrash80--
Mair-Shy77--
Marshaii773/
Maraschi771535/
Mareschi77684/
Maruishi7793/
Mariasch77366/
Marushwa77318/
Marashwa77205/
Mariyash77186/
Marischi77165/
Mwarusha77146/
Marishay77146/
Maruschi77128/
Marweshe77110/
Marroush77107/
Maryasha7787/
Mar'yash7777/
Maroeshe7775/
Marashio7763/
Marishai7749/
Marischa7743/
Mayorosh7739/
Marushia7733/
Marhashi7728/
Mahrishi7726/
Marushiy7724/
Mayuresh7724/
Mayarash7718/
Mwarasha7716/
Marousch7714/
Marschie7714/
Marshiya7711/
Mareshie7710/
Mayorshi7710/
Mariesha778/
Marashai778/
Mayrisch779/
Marishah774/
Maruscha774/
Maryusha774/
Hmarschi774/
Mareesha773/
Mariyesh773/
Mharashe773/
Mahrushi771/
Mairashi771/
Mayorysh771/
Maurisha771/
Mauryash771/
Maaresha771/
Marascho771/
Marashia771/
Marashwi771/
Mareshah771/
Mareshee771/
Mareshia771/
Maruashe771/
Marwisha771/
Marische771/
Maroshiy771/
Maorashe771/
Marrysha771/
Marshaye771/
Marshyaa771/
Mharushe771/
Marresch77--
Marshugh77--
Maresche77--
Marowish77--
Morish731885/
Mersch734366/
Martch73390/
Mersha7379075/
Mrisho7333017/
Morsch734669/
Morash733052/
Mrisha731116/
Mursch73863/
Mirosh73815/
Mraish73633/
Mirsch73532/
Murash73326/
Mirsha73289/
Mreish73277/
Mirash73196/
Morosh7398/
Mrusha7398/
Mrishi7397/
Mrushi7397/
Mursha7388/
Moresh7365/
Morshe7350/
Morsha7345/
Muresh7344/
Merash7330/
Mersho7320/
Merish7319/
Myrosh7319/
Meresh7319/
Mirshi7317/
Mirish7315/
Mirsho7315/
Murshi7315/
Mrishe7313/
Myrsha7311/
Morshi739/
Moersh737/
Merosh736/
Mriesh735/
Mirush735/
Miresh735/
Merush734/
Mreshi733/
Mershi733/
Murish734/
Myrush733/
Murysh732/
Mrasha732/
Morsho732/
Morush732/
Mirshu731/
Miersh731/
Mhersh731/
Mresch731/
Mrisch731/
Mrishu731/
Mrosha731/
Murrsh731/
Meirsh73--
Mair-Shay71--
Maruyoshi718/
Maraschio71409/
Marraschi71208/
Marieschi7166/
Mariaschi7156/
Marashiya7138/
Mareshiya716/
Marroushi717/
Maroshiya714/
Marishayi712/
Mauroosha712/
Mahroosha711/
Mayorisha711/
Maruschey711/
Marishaya711/

Marsh Reference & Research

Click here to submit links to web-pages detailing the Marsh family.

Footnotes

    • Description: Descriptions are largely reproduced from 3rd party sources; diligence is advised on accepting their validity
    • Incidence: The approximate number of people in a given area who bear the surname
    • Frequency: The percentage of people in a given area that bear the surname
    • Rank: Surnames are ranked by incidence using the dense ranking method; the surname that occurs the most is assigned a rank of 1; surnames that occur less frequently receive an incremented rank; if two or more surnames occur the same number of times they are assigned the same rank and preceding rank is incremented by 1
    • Similar: Surnames listed in the 'Similar Surnames' section are phonetically similar and may not have any relation to Marsh