Marquis Family History

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Marquis Name Meaning

French (of Norman origin) and English: nickname for someone who behaved like a marquis or an occupational name for a servant in the household of a marquis, from Old Northern French marquis. The title originally referred to the governor of a border territory (from a Germanic word; compare March 1 and Mark 2). Marquises did not form part of the original French feudal structure of nobility; the title was first adopted by the Counts of Toulouse because of their possessions in the border region beyond the Rhône. Scottish: shortened form of McMarquis (Gaelic Mac Marcuis), a patronymic from the personal name Marcus (see Mark).

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

Similar surnames: Marques, Martis, Maris, Mares, Jarvis, Marcus, Magnus, Markus, Marois

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Marquis Family Origin

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Marquis Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Marquis. 50% of Marquis men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Marquis women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marquis were Bricklayer and Cotton Weaver

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Cotton Weaver

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

Marquis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Marquis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marquis 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Marquis. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Marquis. For the veterans among your Marquis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marquis Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Marquis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Marquis in 1942 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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