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The name Marshman is a family, or surname which originated in England and either refers to an occupation - namely a person whose job it was to work the marshes or it is derived from their residency possibly of Marsham in Norfolk, or in Mersham in Kent. There is a strong settlement of the Marshman family in Wiltshire, especially near Dilton Marsh.

Today in East Anglia, in England, workers known as Marshmen continue to collect reeds and rushes for the thatching industry.

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