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Markle Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German and Dutch Markel. Scottish and English: habitational name from Markle in Lothian, Scotland, or from Much Marcle or Little Marcle in Herefordshire, England, named in Old English with mearc ‘boundary’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Marple, Harle, Marley, Markee, Markley, Markel, Mare, Mantle, Merkle

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Where is the Markle family from?

You can see how Markle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Markle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Markle families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 37 Markle families living in New York. This was about 35% of all the recorded Markle's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Markle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Markle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Markle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Markle. 18% of Markle men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Markle women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Markle were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Markle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Markle 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Markle. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Markle. For the veterans among your Markle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Markle lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Markle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Markle in 1943 was 27, and 72 in 2004.

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