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Multiple Origins for the Surname Marcus



The name Marcus 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 Marcus is a patronymic surname, which derives from the Latin given name Marcus. In the case of the Jewish surname Marcus, it is in many cases an Anglicization of any of several like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Marcus Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marcus Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Isaac Marcus, who arrived in America in 1620
  • Charles Marcus, who arrived in Maryland in 1661

Marcus Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lorento Marcus came to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1710
  • Hermann Marcus came to Germantown in 1725
  • Peter Marcus, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Simon Marcus, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752

Marcus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sophia Marcus, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • David Marcus, who landed in New York, NY in 1849
  • Elias Marcus, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Roeschen Marcus, who landed in New York in 1850
  • Samuel Marcus, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Marcus Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Abe Marcus, who landed in Mississippi in 1900
  • Morris Marcus, who landed in Mississippi in 1903
  • Louis Marcus, who arrived in Mississippi in 1903
  • Hermann Marcus, who landed in Arkansas in 1904

Marcus Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Marcus, English convict from Bristol, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marcus (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marcus (post 1700)



  • James Stewart Marcus (1929-2015), American philanthropist and investment banker at Goldman Sachs, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Opera for eight years
  • Harold Stanley Marcus (1905-2002), American early President (1950-1972) and later Chairman of the board (1972-1976) of the luxury retailer Neiman Marcus
  • H. W. Marcus, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1952
  • Gerald D. Marcus, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964
  • George M. Marcus, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
  • Edward L. Marcus, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1960 (alternate), 1996, 2000
  • David D. Marcus, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 2nd District, 1928
  • Jay B. Marcus, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1996, 1998, 2000
  • Joseph C. Marcus, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 1st District; Elected 1926
  • Julius Marcus, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stratford, 1910
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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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.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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