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The name Marquis comes from the ancient culture of France. It was a Norman name for a nobleman who ranked just below the level of an Earl and is derived from the Old French word Marquis which signified this lofty position.

Marquis Early Origins



The surname Marquis was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), in Pas-de-Calais in the arrondissement of Boulogne-sur-Mer, where they held a family seat since the very early times.

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Marquis Spelling Variations


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Marquis Spelling Variations



Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Marquis, including Marquis, Marques, Marquise, Marquy, Marqui, Marcquis, Marquess and many more.

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Marquis Early History


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Marquis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marquis research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marquis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marquis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marquis Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Marquis has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Marquis were

Marquis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Marquis settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • Alexander Marquis, who arrived in New York in 1838
  • J Marquis, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Pedro Marquis, aged 22, landed in New Orleans, La in 1853
  • George R Marquis, who landed in Alabama in 1858
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Marquis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Duncan Marquis, aged 49, who settled in America from London, England, in 1904
  • Edna Marquis, aged 23, who landed in America from St. Croix, in 1905
  • Benjamin Marquis, aged 45, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1906
  • August Marquis, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Cecilia du St.Esprit Marquis, aged 30, who landed in America from Briane, France, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Marquis Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Marquis, aged 30, arrived in Canada in 1642

Marquis Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alexander W. Marquis, aged 45, who emigrated to St. Catherines, Canada, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marquis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marquis (post 1700)



  • Richard Marquis (b. 1945), American glass artist
  • Jason Marquis (b. 1978), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Joseph A. Marquis, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Antwerp, 1921-22; Paris, 1924
  • Hazel Marquis, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956
  • George Marquis, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Berlin 4th Ward, 1938
  • George Marquis (b. 1820), American politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives, 1881-83; County Judge in Florida, 1885-89
  • Emile E. Marquis, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Nashua 5th Ward; Elected 1938
  • Don E. Marquis, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 39th District, 1988
  • Joshua Marquis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1996
  • Milton S. Marquis, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904, 1908
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Marquis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marquis 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 26 October 2015 at 10:50.

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