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Recorded in over one hunded spelling forms from the English and Scottish Mark, Marke, diminutives Markie and Markey, patronymics Marks and Markes, the French Marc and Marcq, the Italian and Spanish Marco and Marcos, the Dutch Murkus, Czech Marek, and Russian Markowitz and Markovski, this ancient surname is of Roman origins. It derives from the popular pre-Christian baptismal name "Marcus", from mar, meaning to gleam, although there is also a possible asscoiation with "Mars", the god of war. The popularity of the name is closely associated with St Mark, the Evangelist, and author of the Second Gospel, although the surname itself is over one thousand years later...

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