Marksbury Family History

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Marksbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Marksbury in Somerset (now Avon), which was named in Old English either as ‘M?rec’s or Mearc’s stronghold’ (from an Old English male personal name + burh ‘stronghold’, ‘fortified place’, dative byrig), or as ‘stronghold on a boundary’ (from mearc ‘boundary’, possibly a reference to the Wansdyke, + burh, byrig).

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


Similar surnames: Malsbury, Marbury, Asbury, Amesbury, Alsbury, Tewksbury, Sainsbury

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Marksbury Family Origin

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Marksbury Family Occupations

What did your Marksbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Marksbury occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Marksbury's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Hand and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marksbury. A less common occupation for the Marksbury family was Grain Dealer.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farm Hand

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Grain Dealer

    10%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Marksbury ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Marksbury Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Marksbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marksburycensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 41 immigration records available for the last name Marksbury. 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 Card

There are 562 military records available for the last name Marksbury. For the veterans among your Marksbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marksbury Life Expectancy

What is the average Marksbury lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Marksbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Marksbury in 1960 was 62, and 85 in 2004.

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