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12/12/2022, 9:02 PM Paradiso36
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10/10/2021, 9:36 PM Paradiso36

Name Marquis
Type Surname (from occupation & from nickname)
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

for someone who behaved like a marquis or an occupational name for a servant in the household of a marquis, from Old Northern French marquis. The title originally referred to the governor of a border territory (from a Germanic word; compare March1 and Mark2). Marquises did not form part of the original French feudal structure of nobility; the title was first adopted by the Counts of Toulouse because of their possessions in the border region beyond the Rhône.
Added 10/10/2021 by Paradiso36