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March Name Meaning

English: habitational name from March (Cambridgeshire) or from any of numerous minor English placenames deriving from Middle English marche ‘boundary’ (partly from Old English mearc in the dative-case form mearce partly from Old French marche). Compare Mark Catalan: from the personal name March Catalan equivalent of Mark This surname is also found in southern France. German: topographic name from Middle Low German march Middle High German marc(h) ‘mark sign boundary’ or a habitational name from a place called with this word (Bavaria). Americanized form (translation into English) of German Märtz or Martz 1 Polish Marzec and Slovenian Marc all meaning ‘March’ or corresponding to a word with such meaning.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Marck, Marsh, Larch, Arch, Mars, Marco, Marcy, Mach, Masch, Hatch

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Where is the March family from?

You can see how March families moved over time by selecting different census years. The March family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most March families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 45 March families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 17% of all the recorded March's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of March families in 1840.
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What did your March ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named March. 15% of March men worked as a Laborer and 8% of March women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named March were Clerk and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 136,000 census records available for the last name March. Like a window into their day-to-day life, March census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name March. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 75,000 military records available for the last name March. For the veterans among your March ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average March lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, March life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for March in 1942 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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