The surname Mars is of English origin. It is a tpopgraphical name for someone who lived by or in a marsh or fen, derived from the Old English ‘mersc’. The name thus comes to signify ‘dweller by the marsh, low, wetland, morass’. A family could acquire a place name as a surname under three different circumstances: 1. the gentleman lived or worked in or near some topographical formation or landscape feature, either natural or artificial. 2. he formerly lived in a village and thus acquired the reputation of being from that place. 3. he owned or was lord of the village or manor designated. However, it is safe to say that in most cases a placename merely identifies the place where the original bearer of the name formerly resided; as is the case with the surname Marsh. The name dates as far back to the eleventh century were a Godard le la Merse is recorded in historical archives. The name was brought to America by English immigrants. One of the first fore fathers to bring this name to America is that of a Page Marsh, a wev… Coat of arms: Or, three birds azure, on…
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