Marken Family History

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Marken Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named from Old Norse mork ‘forest pasture’ or mark ‘field’, ‘land’. Swedish (Markén): probably an ornamental name from mark ‘land’ + the adjectival suffix -én, from Latin -enius.

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

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

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Marken Family Origin

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Marken Family Occupations

What did your Marken ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Marken occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Marken's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Marken family was Income. Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marken.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer

  • Income


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Marken ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Marken Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Marken Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Marken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marken 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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