Mary Family History
Mary Name Meaning
English: from the Middle English and Old French female personal name Marie Latin Maria . Compare Marrison Marion Marriott Markin . — Note: It is likely that in the population figure published by the US Census Bureau (which dropped from 2215 in the year 2000 to 1547 in the year 2010) the female personal name Mary of some American bearers is also counted as a surname. Some of these bearers may be from countries such as Indonesia where (hereditary) surnames are not in general use; their personal name was thus registered as a surname only after their immigration to the US. French: from a variant of the female personal name Marie . French: habitational name from any of the places in Saône-et-Loire Seine-et-Marne and Nièvre named Mary from Gallo-Roman Mariacum ‘estate of Marius’. French: from a vernacular form of the personal name Marius .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022