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Origin and popularity of the name MARKEY

Origin

Markey : 1: Irish (Monaghan): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Marcaigh ‘descendant of Marcach’ a name meaning ‘horseman knight’ from marc ‘horse’. Compare Markham 2.2: English: apparently from a placename meaning ‘boundary river’ in Old or Middle English but no such place has been identified.3: Americanized form of French Marquis.

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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

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Geographic distribution of the 12,853 individuals with the name MARKEY on Geneanet.

 

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    bgoddard
    (281 individuals)
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    (274 individuals)
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    (260 individuals)

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    Variants of name MARKEY

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