Marques Family History

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Marques Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Marcos. Southern French (Occitan), Catalan (Marquès), and Spanish (Marqués): from marqués ‘marquis’, from the French word, either a nickname for someone who behaved like a marquis or an occupational nickname for a servant in the household of a marquis.

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

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

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Marques Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Marques name?

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

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Marques Family Origin

Where is the Marques family from?

Marques Family Occupations

What did your Marques ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, commis, Constructeur and Cult. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marques. The most common Marques occupation in Canada was Commis. 10% of Marques's were Commiss. A less common occupation for the Marques family was Dress Maker.

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  • Commis

  • Constructeur

  • Cult.

  • Dress Maker


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

Marques Historical Records

What Marques family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Marques. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marques 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Marques. 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 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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Marques Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marques 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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