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Origin of Name:
This interesting and unusual surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin and is locational from a place called Mardale Green in Westmoreland first recorded in the Feet of Fines of 1278 as "Merdale". The derivation is from the Old English pre 7th Century "mere", lake, and "dael", a valley.  The Village now lies submerged in Haweswater Reservoir in Cumbria.                                   
Family Connections:
The Mardell family were all from Hertfordshire (Aston/Datchworth).
Current Pedigree established from 1649.
The Parcell/Parsell family were all from Hertfordshire.
Lineage:  
William Mardell (1776) > James Mardell (1816) > James W Mardell (1846) >  Rosa M Mardell (Parsell) 1878 >
Winifred RM Parsell (Gibson) 1902       

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Mardale Green, Cumbria (1935 and Now)
Origin of Mardell Name




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