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Multiple Origins for the Surname Markus


Jewish


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

Markus 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:

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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Markus Family Crest Products


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Markus Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    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.

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

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