Markus Family History

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Markus Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Hungarian (Márkus): from the personal name, from Latin Marcus (see Mark 1). Swedish: variant spelling of Marcus.

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

Similar surnames: Marcus, Marks, Markos, Malkus, Martus, Markes, Martis, Barkus, Mackes

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Markus Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Markus name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Markus. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Markus Family Origin

Where is the Markus family from?

Markus Family Occupations

What did your Markus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Markus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Markus's were Farmers. Farmer, Feed Store and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Markus. A less common occupation for the Markus family was Agent For G. F. Foods.

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  • Farmer

  • Feed Store

  • Keeping House

  • Agent For G. F. Foods


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

Markus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Markus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Markus 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Markus. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Markus. For the veterans among your Markus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Markus Life Expectancy

What is the average Markus lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Markus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Markus in 1949 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Markus

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Markus 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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