Type Political Subdivision
Pronounced Pron. MAR-keh(Italian)

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