Mark History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Mark is a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources. Two of the most common types of Jewish family names are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Mark is a patronymic surname, which derives from the Latin given name Marcus. In the case of the Jewish surname Mark, it is in many cases an Anglicization of any of several like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Mark migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mark Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Andrew Mark, who settled in Virginia in 1654 along with Elizabeth and Sarah
  • Margaret Mark, who landed in Maryland in 1658 [1]
Mark Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mathew Mark, who arrived in Virginia in 1717 [1]
  • Johan Diterig Mark, who settled in Philadelphia in 1740
  • Michael Mark, who settled in Philadelphia in 1741
  • Michael Mark, aged 45, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Conrad Mark, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Mark Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Mark, aged 34, who landed in Louisiana in 1813 [1]
  • Adrian Rudolph Mark, aged 40, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823 [1]
  • Balthasar Mark went to Texas in 1845
  • Joseph Mark, who arrived in New York in 1845 [1]
  • Andrew Mark, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mark migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mark Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Ellen Mark, aged 40 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Free Trader" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [2]

Mark migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mark Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Mark, aged 18, a copper miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"

Mark migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Mark Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • S Mark, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1844
  • Henry Mark, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Fanny Mark, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Edith A. Mark, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Miss Margaret Mark, (b. 1848), aged 20, British dairymaid travelling from London aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 8th February 1869 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Mark (post 1700)

  • Donald J. Mark (1926-2018), American jurist, Judge on the New York Supreme Court from 1983 to 1997
  • Michael Mark (1886-1975), Russian-born American film actor who appeared in over 120 films
  • Michael Mark, American Drama Desk Award winning, Grammy Award nominated musician, composer, and actor
  • Herman Mark (1895-1992), Austrian-American chemist and winner of the 1979 Wolf Prize in Chemistry
  • Michael Mark, Grenadian football defender for the Grenada national football team
  • Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869), English physician, born in Broad Street, Soho, London; creator of the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Roget's Thesaurus)
  • Mr. Stephen Mark Saunders M.B.E.,, British recipient of Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to the Telecommunications Industry and Business [4]
  • Mr. Alexander Mark Nileshwar O.B.E.,, British Senior Professional for Special Projects Delivery Team, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Military Capability [5]
  • Saul Mark Rosen (1953-1988), American businessman from Morris Plains, New Jersey, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died
  • Llewelyn Mark Summers (1947-2019), New Zealand sculptor based in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 41)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
  5. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
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