Marks Name Meaning

English and Dutch: patronymic from Mark 1. English: variant of Mark 2. German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): reduced form of Markus, German spelling of Marcus (see Mark 1).

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

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Marks Family Origin

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Marks Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Tailor

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marks. The most common Marks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Marks's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Marks family was Tailor.

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Marks Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Marks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Marks in 1940 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Marks

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