Marks Family History

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Marks Name Meaning

English and Dutch: patronymic from Mark 1. English: variant of Mark 2. German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): reduced form of Markus, German spelling of Marcus (see Mark 1).

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

Similar surnames: Mark, Markos, Markus, Mars, Markin, Marcks, Marko, Maris, Markes

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Marks Family Origin

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Marks Family Occupations

What did your Marks ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Lumberman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marks. The most common Marks occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Marks's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Marks family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Lumberman

  • Labourer


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

Marks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 394,000 census records available for the last name Marks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marks 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 53,000 immigration records available for the last name Marks. 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 56,000 military records available for the last name Marks. For the veterans among your Marks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marks Life Expectancy

What is the average Marks lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Marks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Marks in 1940 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marks 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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