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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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Where is the March family from?

You can see how March families moved over time by selecting different census years. The March family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most March families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 53 March families living in British Columbia. This was about 20% of all the recorded March's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of March families in 1911.
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What did your March ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named March. 28% of March men worked as a Farmer and 60% of March women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named March were Miner and Nurse.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Labourer
    15%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Miner
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    60%
  • Nurse
    40%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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