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Origin and popularity of the name MARKEY


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.


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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