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Origin and popularity of the name MARCHAND


Marchand : 1: French: occupational name for a buyer and seller of goods from Old French march(e)ant Late Latin mercatans from Latin mercari ‘to trade’ from merx ‘commerce exchange merchandise’. In the Middle Ages the term was used mainly to denote a wholesale dealer. Compare Marchant and Mershon.2: English (London): variant of Marchant a cognate of 1 above.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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