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Marques Name Meaning

Catalan (Marquès); Spanish and southern French (Marqués): from Catalan marquès Spanish and Occitan marqués ‘marquis’ words of French origin (see Marquis ) applied either as a nickname for someone who behaved like a marquis or as an occupational name for a servant in the household of a marquis. Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Marcos . Spanish: variant or altered form of Márquez (see Marquez ) a cognate of 2 above. English: occasionally a variant of Marquis .

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

Similar surnames: Marquis, Marquez, Jacques, Mares, Lamarque, Marie, Marcus, Jaques

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You can see how Marques families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marques family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marques families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Marques families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Marques's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Marques families in 1911.
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What did your Marques ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Marques. 50% of Marques men worked as a Cultivateur. .

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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

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Marques. For the veterans among your Marques ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marques lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Marques life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Marques in 1951 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

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