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Mars Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Marrs . French: habitational name from any of several places called Mars (Ardèche Ardennes Gard Loire Nièvre and Meurthe-et-Moselle) from the Latin personal name Marcius (the name of the proprietor of the villa) used adjectivally. The surname could also be derived directly from the personal name. Compare Demars French: from an old vernacular form of the personal name Médard (see Medard ). French: from mars the name of the month of March probably applied as a nickname for someone born or baptized in that month or for a foundling discovered in March or perhaps denoting seed sown in March and hence a metonymic occupational name for an arable grower. See also 5 below. West Indian (mainly Haiti) and Mauritian: from Mars the name of the Roman god of war applied as a nickname or ornamental name or from the personal name Mars of the same origin. The name may also be of the same French origin as the name in 4 above. Dutch (also Van der Mars or Van de Mars): topographic name for someone living by a mars denoting lush alluvial land by a watercourse. Compare Marsman and Meers .7: Slovenian (also Marš): unexplained. Compare Marsh

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

Similar surnames: Mark, Mares, Mare, Mari, Marr, Mar, Maris, Maras, Marsh, Mary

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You can see how Mars families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mars family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mars families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 64 Mars families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Mars's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mars families in 1911.
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What did your Mars ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mars. 32% of Mars men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Mars women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Journalier
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mars life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mars in 1944 was 32, and 71 in 2004.

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