Marsden Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Marsden Name Meaning: From Old English 'mearc' meaning boundary & 'denu' meaning valley & given to those from Marsden in Lancashire & Yorkshire

First found in Lancashire & listed in the census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain for taxation purposes.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Marsden Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Marsden family

Profession Census Frequency
Weaver 213
Cotton Weaver 163
Female Servant 162
Agricultural Labourer 130
Farmer 122
Labourer 110
Independent 90
Male Servant 60
Coal Miner 50
Ag Lab 38
Cotton Spinner 29
Shoe Maker 28
Cotton Piecer 27
Joiner 27
Dress Maker 26
Tailor 25
Woollen Weaver 25
Apprentice 23
Cotton Carder 23
Stone Mason 23
Worsted Weaver 21
Power Loom Weaver 20
Blacksmith 20
Mason 19
Clothier 18

Marsden Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Marsden 100% 85,049
2 Marsdon 86% 1,356
3 Marsdin 86% 324
4 Morsden 86% 249

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The surname Marsden is the most popular version of all its varients

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