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Marcus Family History

Marcus Name Meaning

German Dutch Irish Swedish Danish French and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Latin personal name Marcus (see Mark ). English German and Jewish: altered form of Marks re-interpreted as Latin Marcus (see Mark ).

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


Similar surnames: Markus, Magnus, Marcos, Marcks, Marcel, Marks, Malkus, Mars, March

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Where is the Marcus family from?

You can see how Marcus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marcus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marcus families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Marcus families living in Indiana. This was about 12% of all the recorded Marcus's in USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Marcus families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Marcus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Marcus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Marcus. 15% of Marcus men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Marcus women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marcus were Proprietor and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Saleslady
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Marcus. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Marcus. For the veterans among your Marcus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marcus lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Marcus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Marcus in 1948 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

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