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Marquis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Marquis family


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.

Early History of the Marquis family


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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.

Early Notables of the Marquis family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Marquis family to the New World and Oceana


In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. 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, who settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • Alexander Marquis, who arrived in New York in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • J Marquis, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Pedro Marquis, aged 22, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1853 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • George R Marquis, who landed in Alabama in 1858 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
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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
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Marquis Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Marquis, aged 30, who 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

Contemporary Notables of the name Marquis (post 1700)


  • Richard Marquis (b. 1945), American glass artist
  • Jason Marquis (b. 1978), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Don Marquis (b. 1935), American philosopher and bioethicist
  • James Milburn Marquis (1900-1992), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Donald Robert Perry Marquis (1878-1937), American novelist
  • Joseph A. Marquis, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Antwerp, 1921-22; Paris, 1924 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Hazel Marquis, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Marquis, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Berlin 4th Ward, 1938 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Marquis (b. 1820), American politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives, 1881-83; County Judge in Florida, 1885-89 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Emile E. Marquis, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Nashua 5th Ward; Elected 1938 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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