Marcus Family History

14-Day Free Trial


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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Marcus Family Origin

Where is the Marcus family from?

Marcus Family Occupations

What did your Marcus ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Master Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Marcus. 4% of Marcus men worked as a Master Tailor and 45% of Marcus women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marcus were Commercial Traveller and Cook

View Census data for Marcus | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Master Tailor
  • Tailor
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Commercial Traveller

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
  • Cook

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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.

Search 1891 UK census records for Marcus

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.

View all Marcus immigration records

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.

View all Marcus military records

You've only scratched the surface of Marcus family history.

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.

Famous Marcus Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial