Maras Family History
Maras Name Meaning
Polish Czech and Slovak: from a derivative of the personal names Marek or Martin . This can also be an Americanized form of the Polish variant Marasz. Polish and Slovak: topographic name from Polish dialect and Slovak maras ‘marsh mud’. Croatian (also Maraš) Serbian (Maraš) and Slovenian: from a derivative of a short form of any of several personal names beginning with Mar- e.g. Marko . Czech (Mařas): metronymic from the female personal name Máří Czech form of Maria . It may also denoted the husband of a woman named Máří. Greek: nickname derived from Albanian marrë ‘crazy wild strong’ or a shortened form of any of the surnames formed with Mara- as a prefix e.g. Maragiannis ‘Crazy John’. American shortened form of any of the Greek surnames ending in -maras e.g. Kalamaras ‘clerk’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022