Mar Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, Asturian-Leonese, and Catalan: topographic name for someone living by the sea, from mar ‘sea’ (Latin mare). German: nickname from Middle High German mar(w) ‘tender’, ‘delicate’. Hungarian (Már): from a short form of the personal name Márkus or Márk, Hungarian forms of Marcus and Mark; or possibly from the personal name Márton, Hungarian form of Martin. Chinese: variant of Ma.

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


Similar surnames: Mark, May, Mari, Mara, Mak, Maro, Mare, Mars, Bar, Max

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Mar Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mar. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    25%

  • China

    19%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    11%

  • Native American—North, Central, South

    7%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

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Mar Family Origin

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Mar Family Occupations

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Mar Historical Records

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