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The MARCUS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 17,360 1900 0.006 64
United States (1880 census) 1,466 3920 0.003 29
Change since 1880 +15894 +2020 +0.003 +35
Other Countries
Australia 379 4194 0.002 23
United Kingdom 826 6114 0.002 18

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Classification and Origin of MARCUS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the MARCUS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the MARCUS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of MARCUS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 880 5.07
Mixed Race 264 1.52
Asian/Pacific 141 0.81
Native American/Alaskan 104 0.6
White (Caucasian) 13,904 80.09
Black/African American 2,068 11.91

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the MARCUS surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of MARCUS in historical publications

MARCUS. The Latin form of Mark,

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to MARCUS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MARCUS.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for MARCUS

The following words are slight variants of MARCUS that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.