Marquis Family History

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Marquis Name Meaning

French (of Norman origin) and English: nickname for someone who behaved like a marquis or an occupational name for a servant in the household of a marquis, from Old Northern French marquis. The title originally referred to the governor of a border territory (from a Germanic word; compare March 1 and Mark 2). Marquises did not form part of the original French feudal structure of nobility; the title was first adopted by the Counts of Toulouse because of their possessions in the border region beyond the Rhône. Scottish: shortened form of McMarquis (Gaelic Mac Marcuis), a patronymic from the personal name Marcus (see Mark).

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

Similar surnames: Marques, Martis, Maris, Mares, Jarvis, Marcus, Magnus, Markus, Marois

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Marquis Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Marquis Family Origin

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Marquis Family Occupations

What did your Marquis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Marquis family was Going To School. Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marquis. The most common Marquis occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 28% of Marquis's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Journalier

  • Going To School


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Marquis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Marquis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marquis 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Marquis. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Marquis. For the veterans among your Marquis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marquis Life Expectancy

What is the average Marquis lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Marquis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Marquis in 1942 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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