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The Mars surname comes from the Old French word "marre," meaning "a ram."

Mars Early Origins



The surname Mars was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this important family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Mars Spelling Variations


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Mars Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Marre, Marres, Mar, La Marre, La Mare, La Marres, La Mares, La Mar, Maur, Maure, Maures, Maurre, Maurres, More, Mores, Morre, Mars, Maurs, Moure, Mourre, Merre, Mer, Mere and many more.

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Mars Early History


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Mars Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mars research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1610, 1629, 1637, 1653, 1660, 1674, 1680, 1712, and 1738 are included under the topic Early Mars History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mars Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mars Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mars 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:

Mars Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Des Mars, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jan De Mars, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742

Mars Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Marie Mars, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Fried Hese Mars, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Hortenze Mars, aged 14, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • George Mars, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877
  • James Mars, who arrived in Arkansas in 1888

Mars Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Mars, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mars (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mars (post 1700)



  • Franklin Clarence "Franck C." Mars (1883-1934), American business magnate who founded the food company Mars, Incorporated
  • Forrest Edward Mars Jr. (1931-2016), American billionaire, grandson of Frank C. Mars, the founder of Mars, Incorporated, the confectionery company
  • Forrest Edward Mars Sr. (1904-1999), American businessman best known for inventing M&M's and the Mars bar
  • Chris Mars (b. 1961), American artist and musician
  • Kenneth Mars (1936-2011), American television, movie and voice actor
  • Robert A. De Mars, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Lincoln Park, Michigan, 1967; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968; Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 10th District, 1970
  • Thomas Mars (b. 1829), American politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 13th District, 1881-82
  • John Moore Mars, American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Abbeville County, 1935-50
  • James Dunklin Mars, American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Abbeville County, 1955-58
  • James Mars, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1900
  • ... (Another 1 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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Mars Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mars 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 8 August 2016 at 14:55.

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