Markus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 Ranking

In the United States, the name Markus is the 7,263rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Markus migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Markus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johanns Markus, aged 34, who landed in Missouri in 1846 [2]
  • J H Markus, aged 25, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [2]
  • Aron Markus, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Andreas Markus, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [2]
  • William Markus, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Markus (post 1700) +

  • Hazel Rose Markus (b. 1949), English-born, American social psychologist at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California
  • Steve Markus, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2004 [3]
  • Patricia Markus, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2008 [3]
  • Alfred Henry "Fred" Markus (b. 1937), Canadian cyclist who competed in three events at the 1956 Summer Olympics
  • Gabriel Markus (b. 1970), Argentine former professional tennis player
  • Arrelious Markus Benn (b. 1988), American football wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Jakob Markus Schipper (1842-1915), German-Austrian philologist and English scholar
  • Isaak Markus Jost (1793-1860), Jewish historical writer
  • Markus Kolar (b. 1984), Austrian handball player
  • Markus Böttcher, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ohio University


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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