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Origins of the Marsay surname

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About the Marsays

We have a total number of 1241 records for people with the last name Marsay.

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Where do most Marsays live?

In 1921, most Marsays lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Marsays

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,210 records for the Marsay surname. The oldest one dates back to 1890.

Who were Marsays most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Marsay first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Hannah

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Common jobs for Marsays

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Marsays in 1921
Farmers Daughter


Farmers Wife


General Servant


Dairy Work




Common Male occupations for Marsays in 1921


Farmers Son




Agricultural Labourer


Farm Labourer


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