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Origin and popularity of the name MARKER

Origin

Marker : 3: English: in southern England a topographic name from Middle English marker merker mirker ‘dweller by the boundary or border’ (compare Mark). This type of name containing a topographic term + the suffix -er is found mainly in Sussex and adjacent counties.2: English: occupational name from Middle English markermarker’ though the precise significance of the term is uncertain. It derives from Old English mearcian ‘to mark’ and may be a survival of Old English mearcere ‘notary writer’.1: English: from the Middle English personal name Marker (probably from a Germanic Marchari from elements meaning ‘horse’ and ‘army’).4: Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish marker ‘servant’.5: German: status name for someone who lived on an area of land that was marked off from the village land or woodland Middle High German merkære.6: Danish: from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Markward.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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    Variants of name MARKER

    MARCKER MARCKERT MARKERM