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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Italian

Meaning & History

From the title of rank marchése "marquis" (in Italy the rank immediately below that of duke), probably applied as a nickname for someone who behaved like a marquis, or an occupational name for a servant in the household of a marquis. However, 13th- and 14th-century documents show that the term was also used as a personal name at that time.
Added 5/8/2019 by anonymous
Edited 12/7/2021 by Marusero