Marcus Family History

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Marcus Name Meaning

German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Latin personal name Marcus (see Mark 1).

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

Similar surnames: Markus, Magnus, Marcos, Marcks, Marcel, Marks, Malkus, Mars, March

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Marcus Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Marcus name?

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

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Marcus Family Origin

Where is the Marcus family from?

Marcus Family Occupations

What did your Marcus ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Marcus occupation in the UK was Tailor. 9% of Marcus's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Marcus family was Boot Maker. Tailor, Schoolmaster and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marcus.

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  • Tailor

  • Schoolmaster

  • Shoemaker

  • Boot Maker


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

Marcus Historical Records

What Marcus family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Marcus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marcus 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 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Marcus. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Marcus. For the veterans among your Marcus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marcus Life Expectancy

What is the average Marcus lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Marcus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Marcus in 1948 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Marcus

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marcus ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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