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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marks

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  1. English businessman who created a retail chain (1888-1964)
  1. plural of mark

marks was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Marks

Marks Maponyane is a soccer player for the Kaizer Chiefs F.C., Vitória F.C., Dynamos F.C. (South Africa), Orlando Pirates, Bidvest Wits F.C., and South Africa national football team. Marks was born on February 16th, 1962 in Soweto, South Africa.



Marks Bogdanovs is an athlete for the FB Gulbene.


Marks Kurtišs is an athlete for the FK Liepāja.


Marks Deružinskis is an athlete for the BFC Daugavpils.


Marks Quronboev is an athlete for the Xorazm FK Urganch.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Marks

Hannah Marks is an actress and child actor. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Hannah was given the name Hannah Gayle Marks on April 13th, 1993 in Santa Monica, California, US.


Howard Marks is a criminal. Howard is also known as Mr Nice.


Mary was given the name Sadie Marks on June 23rd, 1906 in Seattle. She breathed her last breath on June 30th, 1983.


David Lee Marks is a surf music, pop music, and rock music guitarist, singing, and songwriter. They plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Fender Jaguar, Fender Stratocaster, Tom Anderson Guitarworks, and Vocals. They were most prominent from 1962 to 1962. David was born David Lee Marks on August 22nd, 1948.


Sean Marks is a basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets, Śląsk Wrocław, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Pelicans, and Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to 2011. Sean was born on August 23rd, 1975 in Auckland, New Zealand.


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Popularity of Marks as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marks U.S.
  White 79.93% 64.26%
  African American 13.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.90% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.91% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marks

People with the last name Marks are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Marks

  • How Popular is the name Marks? Marks is the 37,636th most popular name of all time. As a last name Marks was the 703rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Marks have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 93 babies born with the first name Marks in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marks to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marks? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Marks first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marks is Friday, November 8th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Marks born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marks was in 1957 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Marks: Your name in reverse order is Skram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sakmr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marks? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 49,177 people with the last name Marks.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marks? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Marks as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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