Marks Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Marks Name Meaning: This is a patronymic variant of the given name 'Mark',from Latin 'Marcus'. Its possible the name may also be topographical for someone who lived by a border district or boundary.

The form 'Marcus' is believed to derive from 'mars',roman 'God' of war. The name was largely spread due to St.Mark the preacher & author of the second gospel.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Marks Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Marks family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 163
Female Servant 100
Independent 81
Labourer 56
Male Servant 48
Farmer 25
Tailor 22
Carpenter 20
Mason 20
Copper Miner 16
Shoe Maker 15
Dress Maker 15
Ag Labourer 14
Cooper 12
Milliner 12
Blacksmith 11
Servant 11
Gardener 10
Laundress 10
Mariner 10
Pupil 10
Apprentice 9
School Mistress 8
Pauper 8
Hawker 8

Marks Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Marks 100% 44,248
2 Markes 83% 1,457
3 Marx 60% 431
4 Morks 80% 153

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