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Marker Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a boundary (see Mark 2). It is notable that early examples of the surname tend to occur near borders, for example on the Kent-Sussex boundary. English: possibly an occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle English mark(en) ‘to put a mark on’, although it is not clear what the exact nature of the work of such a ‘marker’ would be. English: relatively late development of Mercer. There is one family in Clitheroe, Lancashire, who spelled their name Mercer or Marcer in the 16th century, but Marker in the 17th. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish marker ‘servant’. German: status name for someone who lived on an area of land that was marked off from the village land or woodland, Middle High German merkære. Danish: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Markward.

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


Similar surnames: Barker, Marler, Harker, Parker, Mander, Merker, Markel, Marder

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Marker Family Origin

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Marker Family Occupations

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  • Laundress

    5%
  • Coach Trimmer

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Gardener

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Marker family was Gardener. Laundress, Coach Trimmer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marker. The most common Marker occupation in the UK was Laundress. 5% of Marker's were Laundresss.

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