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Marie Name Meaning

French and English: from the popular medieval female personal name, Latin Maria. This was the name of the mother of Christ in the New Testament, as well as several other New Testament figures. It derives from Aramaic Maryam (Biblical Hebrew Miryam), but the vernacular forms have been influenced by the Roman family name Marius (which is of uncertain origin). The Hebrew name is likewise of uncertain etymology, but perhaps means ‘wished-for child’, from an Egyptian root mrj with the addition of the Hebrew feminine diminutive suffix -am. St. Jerome understood it as a compound of mar ‘drop’ + yam ‘sea’, which he rendered as Latin stilla maris, later altered to stella maris ‘star of the sea’, whence the medieval Christian liturgical phrase. French (Marié): nickname for a man newly married, from the past participle of marier ‘to marry’.

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


Similar surnames: Marin, Maria, Marien, Mari, Mario, Mare, Maris, Mars, Malin, Marre

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Where is the Marie family from?

You can see how Marie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marie families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Marie families living in Louisiana. This was about 29% of all the recorded Marie's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Marie families in 1840.
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What did your Marie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Marie. 21% of Marie men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Marie women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marie were Miner and Housewife.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Seamstress
    5%
  • Housewife
    5%
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Passenger Lists

There are 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Marie. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Marie. For the veterans among your Marie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marie lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Marie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Marie in 1960 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

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