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Where did the French Marcus family come from? What is the French Marcus family crest and coat of arms? When did the Marcus family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Marcus family history?The prominent surname Marcus 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 Marcus 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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marcus research. Another 125 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1662 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Marcus History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Marcus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Marcus Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Marcus Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Marcus Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Marcus Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Marcus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marcus 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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