Marmaduke Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Origins of Marmaduke:
This surname acquired from the name of an ancestor. ‘the son of Marmaduke’; somewhat limited in the surname period. Nevertheless, it was famous in Yorkshire and made the pet nicks.  Doket and Doke (now Duckett and Duke) favourites long enough for them to become surnames and achieve inmlortality in our directories.

More common variations are: Marmaduk, Marmadyuk, Marmeduke, Marmdduke, Marmodyuk.

The surname Marmaduke first appeared in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Estate.  The Norman impact of English history controlled after the Battle of Hastings in 1066.  The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience controlled.  The family name was first mentioned in the 13th century when they held lands in that shire.

United States of America:
Individuals with the surname Marmaduke landed in the United States in the 17th century.   Some of the people with the name Marmaduke who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included Richard Marmaduke, who landed in Virginia in the year 1638.  William Marmaduke, who landed in Virginia in the year 1662.  Edward Marmaduke who landed in Virginia in the year 1663.  Jacob Marmaduke, who arrived in Virginia in the same year 1663.  Robert Marmaduke, who arrived in Maryland in the year 1671.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (from the seal of Richard Marmaduc, 1318). Ar. a fesse gu. betw. three parrots vert. Crest—Three mullets in chev. ar.
2) Gu. a fesse betw. three ringdoves ar. beaked, legged, and collared or.
3) Vairé ar. and gu. a bordure az. bezantée.

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