The name ‘Marks’ originates from England. It is derived from the Latin name ‘Marcus’, the personal name of St Mark the Evangalist, author of the second Cospel. The name was borne by a number of other early Christian saints. ‘Marcus’ was an old Roman name, of uncertain etymology. The given name was not as popular in England in the Middle Ages as it was on the continent, especially in Italy, where the Evangelist became the patron of Venice and the Venitian Republic, who was allegedly buried at Aquileia. In English it is a topographic name for someone who lived on a boundary between two districts(from the Old English word ‘mearc’), and a habitational name from any of the various places so named with this word, such as ‘Mark’ in Ssomerset. In Jewish it is an adoption of the Germanic surname, chosen under the influence of various like-sounding Jewish given names. Variant´s: ‘Mark’, ‘Marke’,’Marx’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Marks’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘William Marke’, from Southampton, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not b… Coat of arms: Gules a lion …
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