What does Marshall mean?

Definitions for Marshall
ˈmɑr ʃəlmar·shall

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Marshall.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Marshall, E. G. Marshallnoun

    United States actor (1914-1998)

  2. Marshall, George Marshall, George Catlett Marshallnoun

    United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)

  3. Marshall, John Marshallnoun

    United States jurist; as chief justice of the Supreme Court he established the principles of United States constitutional law (1755-1835)

  4. marshal, marshallnoun

    (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank

  5. marshal, marshallnoun

    a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law


  1. Marshallnoun

    for someone who was in charge of the horses of a royal household, or an occupational surname for someone who looked after horses, or was responsible for the custody of prisoners

  2. Marshallnoun

    An English and Scottish status surname for someone who was in charge of the horses of a royal household, or an occupational surname for someone who looked after horses, or was responsible for the custody of prisoners.

  3. Marshallnoun

    A unisex given name transferred from the surname, of 19th century and later usage.

  4. Marshallnoun

    A city, the county seat of Searcy County, Arkansas, United States.

  5. Marshallnoun

    A city, the county seat of Clark County, Illinois, United States.

  6. Marshallnoun

    A city, the county seat of Calhoun County, Michigan, United States.

  7. Marshallnoun

    A city, the county seat of Lyon County, Minnesota, United States.

  8. Marshallnoun

    A city, the county seat of Saline County, Missouri, United States.

  9. Marshallnoun

    A town, the county seat of Madison County, North Carolina, United States.

  10. Etymology: Same as marshal.


  1. marshall

    1) As a verb, marshall refers to arranging or assembling a group or resources in an orderly manner, usually for a defined purpose or action such as preparing for war or organizing data. 2) As a noun, marshall is a title given to a high-ranking officer in the military, police, or other similar enforcement entities, who is responsible for maintaining law, order, and discipline. 3) As a proper noun, Marshall is a common English name for both males and females; it is also often used as a surname. 4) In law enforcement and judicial systems, especially within the United States, a marshall is an official responsible for carrying out various legal duties such as apprehending fugitives, protecting judges, transporting prisoners, etc. 5) In aviation, a marshaller is the person who guides airplanes in an airport to their landing or parking areas using batons or light wands. Note: The spelling can be "Marshall" or "marshal" depending on context and regional usage.


  1. Marshall

    Marshall is a city in and the county seat of Harrison County in the northeastern corner of Texas. Marshall is a major cultural and educational center in East Texas and the tri-state area. As of the 2010 census, the population of Marshall was about 23,523. Marshall was a political and production center of the Confederacy during the Civil War and was a major railroad center of the T&P Railroad from the late 19th century until the mid-20th century. The city's large African American population and the presence of black institutions of higher learning made Marshall a center of the civil rights movement in the American South. The city is known for holding one of the largest light festivals in the United States, the Wonderland of Lights, and, as the self-proclaimed Pottery Capital of the World, for its sizable pottery industry. Marshall is also referred to by various nicknames; the Cultural Capital of East Texas, the Gateway of Texas, the Athens of Texas the City of Seven Flags and Center Stage, a branding slogan adopted by the Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau. On January 18, 2010, Dr. John Tennison, a San Antonio physician and musicologist presented to a group of Marshall citizens the findings of his research into the origins of Boogie Woogie music. He concludes that the music first developed in the Marshall area in the early 1870s in close connection with the T&P Railroad and the logging industry. On May 13, 2010, the Marshall City Commission unanimously passed an ordinance declaring Marshall to be "the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie."

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Marshall is ranked #139 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Marshall surname appeared 183,922 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 62 would have the surname Marshall.

    66% or 121,444 total occurrences were White.
    27.5% or 50,597 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 4,745 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 4,304 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 1,766 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 1,067 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marshall in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marshall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Marshall in a Sentence

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    To answer your question, Thurgood Marshall was a damn good Supreme Court justice.

  2. Henry Winkler:

    Penny Marshall Rest In Peace. Thank you for my professional life. Thank you for your loyalty, friendship and generosity.

  3. John F. Kennedy:

    The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose plant it this afternoon'

  4. Pak Yong Chol:

    Malicious slander, especially as they try to link the allegations against to the august name of our Supreme Leader Marshall Kim Jong Un.

  5. Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle:

    The origin of The Marshall Fire hasn't been confirmed. It's suspected to be power lines but we are investigating that today and we have folks on the ground as we speak trying to pinpoint that cause.

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. dangerous
    • B. urban
    • C. reassuring
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