marland boy

First name origins & meanings:

  1. English: From the march
  2. Old English: Field near water

First name variations: Merle, Marsdon, Marston, Marley, Marden, Marwood, Mardyth, Marsden

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English (southern Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Rochdale, named from Old English mere ‘lake’, ‘pool’ + land ‘tract of land’, ‘estate’, ‘cultivated land’. There may also have been some confusion with Markland.
  2. Dutch: habitational name from Maarland in Eijsden, Dutch Limburg.
  3. possibly a variant of Dutch Merlan, from French merlan ‘whiting’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or seller of these fish.
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