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The Markwardt surname comes from the Middle Low German words "mark," or "borderland," and "ward(e)" meaning "guardian." As such, it is thought to have originally been an occupational name for a guardian of border area.

Markwardt Early Origins



The surname Markwardt was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Markwardt Spelling Variations


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Markwardt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Marquard, Marquart, Marquarde, Marquardes, Marquards, Marquarte, Marquartes, Marquartts, Marquardds, Marquardt, Markard, Markhard and many more.

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Markwardt Early History


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Markwardt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Markwardt research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1691, 1819, and 1861 are included under the topic Early Markwardt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Markwardt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Markwardt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Markwardt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Markwardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friedrich Johann Carl Markwardt, who settled in America in 1863
  • Marie Sophie Catharine Markwardt, who arrived in America in 1863
  • Johann Markwardt, who settled in Scott Co. IA in 1887

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Contemporary Notables of the name Markwardt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Markwardt (post 1700)



  • L.J. Markwardt, American eponym of the L.J. Markwardt Wood Engineering Award, established in 1969 to promote knowledge of wood in the engineering field as a means of enhancing the efficient utilization of wood
  • Henry Markwardt, American Union soldier killed in the 1862 Nueces massacre; his name appears on the Treue der Union Monument in Comfort, Texas
  • Dr. Rich Markwardt, American Superintendent of West Geauga High School, a public high school in Chesterland, Ohio
  • Mike Markwardt, American co-founder of Legare Furniture, a supplier of tool-free assembly furniture in 2003
  • William Markwardt, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1900
  • Henry Markwardt, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1896

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortitudine et fidelitate
Motto Translation: By fortitude and fidelity.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Markwardt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Markwardt 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 30 March 2016 at 07:52.

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