Skip to content
  • Start your family tree

Origins of the Marvell surname

A collage of historical images including two family portraits and a postcard of people boarding a ship

About the Marvells

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

Find out more about your family in our records

or try an advanced search

I’ve managed to trace back to the mid-1500s! I can’t believe it! Utterly engrossing and I have uncovered some quite moving and heartbreaking stories attached to various ancestors. You don’t need any qualifications to start - just time patience, and some information.

SS
Stuart
TrustPilot review
1 of 3

Start your family tree

Trace your family back in time. Make new discoveries and see what other Findmypast family historians in our genealogy community have discovered about the Marvells.

Sign up to get started

Delve deeper into the Marvell family's history

Where do most Marvells live?

In 1921, most Marvells lived in Yorkshire.


Census records trace your ancestors through each generation, so you can follow where your relatives lived through each decade.

Interesting facts about Marvells

How common is your surname?

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

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

Who were Marvells most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Moores

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Marvells.

What are the most common Marvell first names?

  • Holt
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Marvell family members

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
Laundress

9

Dressmaker

8

Charwoman

5

Annuitant

4

Cotton Weaver

4

Common Male occupations for Marvells in 1921
Blacksmith

23

Farm Labourer

10

Bricklayer

7

Agricultural Labourer

6

Coach Painter

6

An image of a census transcript and a picture of a dairy farmer holding two milk jugs

Census records provide incredible detail on names, ages, marital statuses, occupations and more.

We found over 16,000 family trees with the Marvell surname

Trace your family back in time and see what other Findmypast family historians in our genealogy community have discovered about the Marvells.

Search for a relative in our family trees

Share your discoveries

Start your family history journey

Start free trial

Start free trial