The prominent surname Demarcus 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 Demarcus 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.
Early Origins of the Demarcus family
The surname Demarcus was 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.
Early History of the Demarcus family
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Demarcus 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.
Early Notables of the Demarcus family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Demarcus family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Demarcus Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Giovanni Demarcus, aged 25, originally from Pattada, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Liguria" from Genoa, Italy CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXLT-CPJ : 6 December 2014), Giovanni Demarcus, 23 Dec 1907; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Liguria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Antoniania De Marcus, aged 50, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Dante Alighieri" from Genoa, Italy CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67Q-G2K : 6 December 2014), Antoniania De Marcus, 18 Apr 1919; citing departure port Genoa, Italy, arrival port New York, ship name Dante Alighieri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Demarcus (post 1700)
- William Harold DeMarcus, American Republican politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives 80th District; Elected unopposed 1973; Elected 1975 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html