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Mars Name Meaning
English: variant of Marsh.French: habitational name from places so named in Ardèche, Ardennes, Gard, Loire, Nièvre, and Meurthe-et-Moselle, from the Latin personal name Marcius, used adjectivally.French: from the personal name Meard, Mard, Mart, vernacular forms of the saint’s name Médard. Morlet notes that there are a number of places called Saint-Mars, formerly recorded in Latin as Sanctus Medardus.French: from the name of the month, mars ‘ March’, denoting seed sown in March, and hence a metonymic name for an arable grower.French (De Mars): habitational name from Mars in the Ardennes.Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Marsilius.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Mars Families

  • Number of Mars families
     45 - 88
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mars families
     38 - 73
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mars families
     34 - 65
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mars Family Origin

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Mars Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Mars

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Mars Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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