First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Marcum, Markhum, Markum
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire,
named in Old English as ‘homestead at a (district) boundary’, from
mearc ‘boundary’ + hām ‘homestead’.
- Irish: English surname used as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó
Marcacháin ‘descendant of Marcachán’, a diminutive of
Marcach (see Markey). This is a Galway surname, which is
sometimes ‘translated’ as Ryder.
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