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Marker Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a boundary (see Mark 2). It is notable that early examples of the surname tend to occur near borders, for example on the Kent-Sussex boundary. English: possibly an occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle English mark(en) ‘to put a mark on’, although it is not clear what the exact nature of the work of such a ‘marker’ would be. English: relatively late development of Mercer. There is one family in Clitheroe, Lancashire, who spelled their name Mercer or Marcer in the 16th century, but Marker in the 17th. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish marker ‘servant’. German: status name for someone who lived on an area of land that was marked off from the village land or woodland, Middle High German merkære. Danish: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Markward.

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

Similar surnames: Barker, Marler, Harker, Parker, Mander, Merker, Markel, Marder

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Marker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Marker name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Marker. 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


  • Sweden


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Marker Family Origin

Where is the Marker family from?

Marker Family Occupations

What did your Marker ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, House Carpenter, Laborer and Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marker. The most common Marker occupation in Canada was House Carpenter. 25% of Marker's were House Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Marker family was Teacher.

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  • House Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Shoe Maker

  • Teacher


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

Marker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Marker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marker 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Marker. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Marker. For the veterans among your Marker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marker Life Expectancy

What is the average Marker lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Marker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Marker in 1942 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marker 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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