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Origins of the Marvell surname

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About the Marvells

We have a total number of 2252 records for people with the last name Marvell.

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Where do most Marvells live?

In 1921, most Marvells lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Marvells

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We have 2,060 records for the Marvell surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Marvells most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Marvell first names?

  • Holt
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Marvells

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

Common Female occupations for Marvells in 1921








Cotton Weaver


Common Male occupations for Marvells in 1921


Farm Labourer




Agricultural Labourer


Coach Painter


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