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Where did the French Marcoux family come from? What is the French Marcoux family crest and coat of arms? When did the Marcoux family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Marcoux family history?

The prominent surname Marcoux originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Marcoux is derived from the ancient Latin personal name Marcus, which indicated that the bearer was a follower of Mars, the Roman god of war and agriculture.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Marcoux, Marcout, Marcou, Marcoulx, Marcoutte, Marckoux, Marckout, Marckou, Marckoulx, Marckoutte, Markoux, Markout, Markoulx, Markoutte, Markou, Markoe and many more.

First found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where they were formerly seated in a village at the base of the Alps, in the valley of Loire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marcoux research. Another 125 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1662 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Marcoux History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Marcoux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Guillaume Marcou settled in Louisiana in 1752; Andrew Marko settled in Philadelphia in 1846; Francis Markoe settled in Philadelphia in 1795; Joseph Marcoux settled in Quebec in 1815.

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  • Jean-Émile Diogène Marcoux (1877-1962), French operatic bass-baritone
  • Valérie Marcoux (b. 1980), Canadian figure skater
  • Yvon Marcoux (b. 1941), politician and administrator in Quebec, Canada
  • Sauveur Marcoux (1893-1951), politician in Manitoba
  • Adolphe Marcoux (1884-1951), physician and a nationalist politician in Quebec
  • Guy Marcoux (b. 1924), Social Credit party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Alain Marcoux (b. 1945), administrator and former politician in the Canadian province in Quebec
  • Pierre Marcoux (1757-1809), businessman and militia officer in Lower Canada
  • Joseph Marcoux (1791-1855), Canadian Catholic missionary among the Iroquois
  • Micheline Coulombe Saint Marcoux (1938-1985), Canadian composer and music educator

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The Marcoux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marcoux Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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