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Surname Marquez
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Marquez Family Crest and Name History

Origins: French, Spanish

Where did the Spanish Marquez family come from? What is the Spanish coat of arms/family crest? When did the Marquez family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the Origins of the prestigious surname Marquez. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Márquez, Marquez, Marque, Márquiz, Marquiz, Marco and many more.

First found in Castile, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Early settlers to the New World include Juan Márquez, who arrived with his wife in America in 1511; Catalina Márquez, who arrived in America in 1517; and Juan Marques, who opted for Venezuela in 1534.

Some noteworthy people of the name Marquez

  • Felipe González Márquez (b. 1942), Spanish politician, Prime Minister (1982-1996)
  • Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928), Colombian novelist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982
  • Vernon O Marquez, Canadian business executive and Chairman of Bishop's University Dept. of Business Administration
  • Carlos D Márquez, Argentinean military official and politician
  • Alfredo C Márquez, Chief Judge
  • Jorge Valladares Marquez (1891-1962), poet from Guatemala
  • Arturo Márquez (b. 1950), Mexican composer