Markwart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Markwart 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.

Early Origins of the Markwart family

The surname Markwart 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.

Early History of the Markwart family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Markwart research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1691, 1819, and 1861 are included under the topic Early Markwart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Markwart Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Markwart family (pre 1700)

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


United States Markwart migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Markwart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Georg Markwart, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Hans George Markwart, who settled in Philadelphia in 1743
Markwart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Balth Markwart, who arrived in New Orleans in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Markwart (post 1700) +

  • Ben Markwart, American actor and production manager, known for The War of Godzilla 2 (2017) and Odd Man Rush (2020)
  • Andres Markwart, American producer, known for his work on Bong (2019), Joint (2020) and 3 Hours till Dead (2016)
  • Glen Markwart, American cinematographer, known for his work on Two Worlds Colliding (2004), Bad Seed: A Tale of Mischief, Magic and Medical Marijuana (2013) and Miywayawin (2008)
  • Josef Markwart (1864-1930), German historian and Orientalist
  • Nevin Markwart (b. 1964), Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who played 309 games in the National Hockey League


The Markwart 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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