The prominent surname Marcussen 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 Marcussen 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 Marcussen family
The surname Marcussen 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 Marcussen family
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Marcussen 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 Marcussen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Marcussen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Guillaume Marcou settled in Louisiana in 1752; Andrew Marko settled in Philadelphia in 1846; Francis Markoe settled in Philadelphia in 1795; Joseph Marcoux settled in Quebec in 1815.