Type Political Subdivision
Pronounced Pron. /ˈmar.ke/(Italian)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the plural of Late Latin marca meaning "borderland, march", of Germanic origin. This is the name of a region in central Italy, named for the March of Ancona, a frontier region in the Carolingian Empire.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMarke(Croatian) Marches(French) Marken(German)
Surname DescendantMarchegiano(Italian)
Entry added June 13, 2019