The prominent surname Marcou 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 Marcou 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 Marcou family
The surname Marcou 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 Marcou family
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Marcou 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 Marcou family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Marcou family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Marcou Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jean Marcou, aged 19, who landed in Louisiana in 1720 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Guillaume Marcou, who settled in Louisiana in 1752
Marcou Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Claude Marcou, who arrived in Montreal in 1661