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The distinguished Austrian surname Markus is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 B C. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Markus Early Origins



The surname Markus was first found in Austria, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the local and national conflicts, with each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Markus Spelling Variations


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Markus Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Markus include Marx, Marks, Marcks, Markus, Marcus, Marxen and many more.

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Markus Early History


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Markus Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Markus research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1818, 1863, 1875, 1881, and 1883 are included under the topic Early Markus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Markus Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Markus Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Markus were Karl Heinrich Marx (1818-1883) of Trier, who was one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Markus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Markus or a variant listed above:

Markus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johanns Markus, aged 34, landed in Missouri in 1846
  • J H Markus, aged 25, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Aron Markus, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Andreas Markus, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869
  • William Markus, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Markus (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Markus (post 1700)



  • Steve Markus, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2004
  • Patricia Markus, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2008
  • Hazel Rose Markus (b. 1949), English-born, American social psychologist at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California
  • Gabriel Markus (b. 1970), Argentine former professional tennis player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    11. ...

    The Markus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Markus 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.

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