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Markos Surname Meaning

Greek: from the personal name Markos (see Mark ) or a shortened form of any of various derivatives of this name e.g. the patronymics Markakis and Markopoulos or of composite names such as Markantonakis ‘son of Mark Anthony’. Compare Marcos . Hungarian: variant of Márkus (see Markus ). Hungarian: possibly a nickname from markos ‘strong’ (from marok ‘palm of the hand’ markol ‘to grip’). Serbian Croatian and Slovak (Markoš): from a pet form of the personal name Marko (see Mark ). In part it is of Hungarian origin (see 2 above). Arabic: from Marqus Arabic form of the name of the apostle Mark . Bearers of this surname are Christians. Compare Markus 4 and Morkos . Ethiopian: from the personal name Markos Ethiopian form of Mark . — Note: Since Ethiopians do not have hereditary surnames this name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Marko, Makos, Markus, Marks, Markow, Maras, Markin, Baros, Markov

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Where is the Markos family from?

You can see how Markos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Markos family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Markos families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Markos families living in London. This was about 56% of all the recorded Markos's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Markos families in 1891.
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What did your Markos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stitcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Markos. 19% of Markos men worked as a Laborer and 42% of Markos women worked as a Stitcher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Markos were Proprietor and Sales Clerk. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Cook
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stitcher
  • Housewife
  • Office Work
  • Sales Clerk
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There are 973 military records available for the last name Markos. For the veterans among your Markos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Markos lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Markos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Markos in 1958 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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