The usual modern spelling of Margery. It seems to have arisen as the result of folk etymological association of the name with that of the herb marjoram (compare Rosemary). This word is of uncertain origin; its Middle English and Old French form was majorane, without the first -r-.
English: apparently a habitational name from places named Rushford in Devon, Norfolk, and Warwickshire. However, in view of the present-day distribution of the surname, a more likely source is Ryshworth in Bingley, West Yorkshire, which was earlier called Rushford (from Old English rysc ‘rushes’ + ford ‘ford’).