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Marquis Name Meaning

French (of Norman origin) and English: nickname for someone who behaved like a marquis or an occupational name for a servant in the household of a marquis, from Old Northern French marquis. The title originally referred to the governor of a border territory (from a Germanic word; compare March 1 and Mark 2). Marquises did not form part of the original French feudal structure of nobility; the title was first adopted by the Counts of Toulouse because of their possessions in the border region beyond the Rhône. Scottish: shortened form of McMarquis (Gaelic Mac Marcuis), a patronymic from the personal name Marcus (see Mark).

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

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Marquis Family Origin

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Marquis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keeping House

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marquis. The most common Marquis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Marquis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Marquis family was Keeping House.

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