MARCUS - Irish Names and Surnames

Rev Patrick Woulfe
1923

MARCUS, genitive -uis, Marcus, Mark; Latin — Marcus, a common name in ancient Rome and its provinces; of uncertain origin, but supposed to be a derivative of Mars, the Roman god of war; the name of the second of the Four Evangelists. The Anglo-Normans brought it into Ireland, but it never became common.

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Note: The old Irish letters used in the original text* have been converted to the Roman alphabet for this online version, and the lenited (or dotted) consonants changed to their aspirated equivalents, i.e. the dotted 'c' has been altered to 'ch', the dotted 'g' to 'gh', and the dotted 'm' to 'mh', etc. For example, in the name Caoimgin (Kevin), where the 'm' and 'g' are both dotted (ṁ, ġ) in the old Irish lettering, the name has been converted here to the modern Irish equivalent of Caoimhghin.

* Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, 1923.

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