March Family History

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March Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on the border between two territories, especially in the Marches between England and Wales or England and Scotland, from Anglo-Norman French marche ‘boundary’ (of Germanic origin; compare Mark 2). In some cases, the surname may be a habitational name from March in Cambridgeshire, which was probably named from the locative case of Old English mearc ‘boundary’. English: from a nickname or personal name for someone who was born or baptized in the month of March (Middle English, Old French march(e), Latin Martius (mensis), from the name of the god Mars) or who had some other special connection with the month, such as owing a feudal obligation then. Catalan: from the personal name March, Catalan equivalent of Mark 1.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Marck, Marsh, Larch, Arch, Mars, Marco, Marcy, Mach, Masch, Hatch

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March Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the March name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name March. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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March Family Origin

Where is the March family from?

March Family Occupations

What did your March ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common March occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of March's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the March family was Painter. Farmer, Student and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by March.

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Laborer

  • Painter


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March Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 136,000 census records available for the last name March. Like a window into their day-to-day life, March census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name March. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 75,000 military records available for the last name March. For the veterans among your March ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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March Life Expectancy

What is the average March lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, March life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for March in 1942 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your March ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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