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Marken Surname Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named from Old Norse mǫrk ‘forest pasture’ or mark ‘field land’. Swedish (mainly Markén): ornamental name from mark ‘land’ + the adjectival suffix -én/-en a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Morken, Marden, Marker, Moren, Marien, Markin, Maren, Markel, Carden

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Where is the Marken family from?

You can see how Marken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marken family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marken families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Marken families living in British Columbia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Marken's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Marken families in 1911.
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What did your Marken ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Marken. 100% of Marken men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Marken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marken 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Marken. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Marken. For the veterans among your Marken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marken lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Marken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Marken in 1961 was 56, and 82 in 2004.

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