Marie Family History

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Marie Name Meaning

French and English: from the popular medieval female personal name, Latin Maria. This was the name of the mother of Christ in the New Testament, as well as several other New Testament figures. It derives from Aramaic Maryam (Biblical Hebrew Miryam), but the vernacular forms have been influenced by the Roman family name Marius (which is of uncertain origin). The Hebrew name is likewise of uncertain etymology, but perhaps means ‘wished-for child’, from an Egyptian root mrj with the addition of the Hebrew feminine diminutive suffix -am. St. Jerome understood it as a compound of mar ‘drop’ + yam ‘sea’, which he rendered as Latin stilla maris, later altered to stella maris ‘star of the sea’, whence the medieval Christian liturgical phrase. French (Marié): nickname for a man newly married, from the past participle of marier ‘to marry’.

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

Similar surnames: Marin, Maria, Marien, Mari, Mario, Mare, Maris, Mars, Malin, Marre

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Marie Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Marie name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Marie Family Origin

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Marie Family Occupations

What did your Marie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Baker Master, Butter & Egg Importer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marie. A less common occupation for the Marie family was Carman. The most common Marie occupation in the UK was Baker Master. 5% of Marie's were Baker Masters.

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  • Baker Master

  • Butter & Egg Importer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Carman


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Marie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Marie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marie 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Marie. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Marie. For the veterans among your Marie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marie Life Expectancy

What is the average Marie lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Marie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Marie in 1960 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

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