Mars Family History

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Mars Name Meaning

English: variant of Marsh. French: habitational name from places so named in Ardèche, Ardennes, Gard, Loire, Nièvre, and Meurthe-et-Moselle, from the Latin personal name Marcius, used adjectivally. French: from the personal name Meard, Mard, Mart, vernacular forms of the saint’s name Médard. Morlet notes that there are a number of places called Saint-Mars, formerly recorded in Latin as Sanctus Medardus. French: from the name of the month, mars ‘ March’, denoting seed sown in March, and hence a metonymic name for an arable grower. French (De Mars): habitational name from Mars in the Ardennes. Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Marsilius.

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


Similar surnames: Mark, Mares, Mare, Mari, Marr, Mar, Maris, Maras, Marsh, Mary

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Mars Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mars name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mars. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    39%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

  • European Jewish

    4%

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Mars Family Origin

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Mars Family Occupations

What did your Mars ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mars family was Miner. The most common Mars occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Mars's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mars.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Miner

    2%

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

Mars Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Mars. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mars census 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mars. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Mars. For the veterans among your Mars ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mars Life Expectancy

What is the average Mars lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mars life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mars in 1944 was 32, and 71 in 2004.

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