Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Mark m. Latin Marcus, a praenomen derived either from Latin Mars, the name of a god, or Etruscan Marce, of unknown meaning.

The name of one of the Biblical Evangelists, a 2nd C Roman emperor, a 3rd C Roman emperor, a 4th C pope, a 5th C Roman usurper in Britain, a 5th C Byzantine emperor, a 6th C ruler of Cornwall, and a 15th C Greek saint. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Mark.

See also Marcel.

Croatia
Latin
1439x1482 Marci (gen) Brgles p. 8
Czech Republic
Latin
1351 Marcuss (nom) chlumecky 41
Middle High German
1349 Merkil (nom) Rössler1 48
England
Latin
1189 Marcus (nom) GASurv p. 82
Dutch
1573 Marcus AuFr Geeraerts; 1575 Marcus ibid. Gheerarts; 1576 Marcus ibid. Gheeraerts; 1583 Marcus ibid. Focka; 1591 Marcus ibid. Geeraerts; 1594 Marcus ibid. Garaerts; 1595 Marcus ibid. Gelarts; 1596 Marcus ibid. Gherarts; 1599 Marcus ibid. Geeraerts
Early Modern English
1530 Marke PP-HenV p. 18; 1541 Mark BarnstapleBap p. 2, Marke ibid. p. 2; 1543 Mark ibid. p. 3; 1545 Marke ibid. p. 4; 1554 Mark ibid. p. 8; 1557 Marke ibid. p. 10; 1562 Mark BEmar-vol2 p. 95, Marke BarnstapleBap p. 12; 1577 Mark OrpingtonKe p. 5; 1578 Marke ibid. p. 5; 1590 Mark BUmar-vol9 p. 7; 1592 Mark bruton-vol1 p. 51, Marke RegFord p. 2; 1593 Marke ibid. p. 2; 1594 Mark BUmar-vol2 p. 65; 1597 Marcus DEmar-vol2 p.36; 1599 Marke BEmar-vol2 p. 96
Estonia
Middle Low German
1379x1383 mark BbRT p. 336; 1442 Markes ibid. p. 364; 1524x1532 Markus (nom) Saareste1923b p. 138; 1592 Marcus Tiik1977 p. 288, Marx ibid. p. 287
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1548 Marcus (nom) Audén1980 p. 170; 1582 Marcka ibid. p. 172, Marcke (nom) ibid. p. 172
France
Latin
1098 Marcho (abl) StVdM-II 697, Marchus (nom) ibid. 697; 1135 Marcus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7; 1138x1162 Marcho (abl) ibid. 89; 1147 Marci (gen) ibid. 14, Marco (nom) ibid. 14, Marcus (nom) ibid. 14; 1163 Marci (gen) ibid. 99; 1378 Marco (dat) hanquetvol1 38
Old French
1296 Marques paris1296 p. 35
Middle French
1418 Marc HGParis p. 380; 1421 Marc favier 828; 1438 Marc ibid. p. 296; 1493 Marc MSR1838 p. 378; 1566 Marc RegPCC-1 p. 200; 1567 Marc ibid. p. 299; 1568 Marc ibid. p. 400
1418 Marquelin HGParis p. 387, Marquet ibid. p. 383; 1421 Marquet favier p. 158
Germany
Latin
1401 Mercklino (dat) HD1401 no. 145
Early New High German
1497 Marx Nurn1497 p. 1
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Marci (gen) MunDocIr III, p. 9, Marcus (nom) ibid. III, p. 6
Italy
Latin
1285 Marci (gen) Perugia1285 p. 159; 1324 Marco (abl) DSF p. 46, 3694; 1326 Marchi (gen) Friuli-14thC no. 446, Marchus (nom) ibid. no. 446; 1376 Marchi (gen) DouGen1 p. 222, Marchio (abl) ibid. p. 16; 1464 Marcho (abl) CUP-III-I CCXXXI, Marcus (nom) ibid. CCXXXI; 1522x1532 Marci (gen) DSF p. 57, 17, Marcus (nom) ibid. p. 52, 34; 1527 Marci (gen) Rome1527 p. 88, Marcus (nom) ibid. p. 85
1285 Marcoli (gen) Perugia1285 p. 154; 1310 Marchonis (nom) MonRav-2 CCCL; 1326 Marcholinus (nom) Friuli-14thC no. 428; 1376 Marchixio (abl) DouGen1 p. 123; 1464 Marchetus (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI, Marcolus (nom) ibid. CCXXXI
Italian
1513x1521 Marcho LeoX p. 14
1513x1521 Marchetto LeoX p. 16
Latvia
Middle Low German
1462 Marcus Arbusow p. 98; 1532 Marcus ibid. p. 97
The Netherlands
Dutch
1573 Marcus MagMiddelburg-1560; 1574 Marcus ibid., NHG-Middelburg p. 69; 1599 Marcus MagMiddelburg-1560
Scotland
Latin
1376 Marcus (nom) morton-vol1 16
Spain
Latin
1488 Marcus (nom) carbonell-I p. 21; 1490 Marci (gen) ibid. p. 43, Marcus (nom) ibid. p. 43, Marques (nom) ibid. p. 42; 1491 Marci (gen) ibid. p. 53, Marcus (nom) ibid. p. 55
Catalan
1510 March valencia1510 4145, Marq ibid. 372
Spanish
1576 Marcos Catalogo-5.2 3950
Sweden
Latin
1350 Marci (gen) SDHK no. 6055
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Mark". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Mark.