March Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on the border between two territories, especially in the Marches between England and Wales or England and Scotland, from Anglo-Norman French marche ‘boundary’ (of Germanic origin; compare Mark 2). In some cases, the surname may be a habitational name from March in Cambridgeshire, which was probably named from the locative case of Old English mearc ‘boundary’. English: from a nickname or personal name for someone who was born or baptized in the month of March (Middle English, Old French march(e), Latin Martius (mensis), from the name of the god Mars) or who had some other special connection with the month, such as owing a feudal obligation then. Catalan: from the personal name March, Catalan equivalent of Mark 1.

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

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March Family Origin

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March Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the March family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by March. The most common March occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of March's were Farmers.

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Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for March

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