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Origin and popularity of the name MARKWARDT


Markwardt : 1: North German: occupational name for a frontier guard or the guardian of a fenced-off area (such as a woodland) Middle Low German markward from mark ‘boundary’ + ward(e) ‘guardian’. In medieval folk stories Markwart occurs as a nickname for a jay; it is possible that this use may have influenced the acquisition of the surname in some cases.2: German: from the personal name Markward(t) composed of the elements mark ‘boundary’ + ward ‘guardian’. Compare Marquardt.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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