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  • Abraham Nathan Marcus (1807 - 1894)
  • Abraham Marcus (1788 - 1867)
    : Abraham Marcus Beroep: Koopman Bruid: Hanna van Dam Geboorteplaats: Foxhol, gem Hoogezand Geboortedatum: woensdag 25 maart 1818 Vader van de bruidegom: Marcus Marcus Beroep: Koopman Moeder van de bru...
  • Adalbert Friedrich Marcus (1753 - 1816)
    n important physician in Bamberg, where he purchased the castle in 1801, Marcus was born into a Jewish family, though he converted to Christianity.Adalbert Friedrich Marcus was born the son of a Jewish...
  • Adele Salomonsohn (1887 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs:Salomonsohn, Adelegeborene Marcus geboren am 28. Dezember 1887 in Inowrazlaw (Hohensalza) / - / Posen wohnhaft in Berlin (Charlottenburg)Deportation: ab Berlin...
  • Adolphine Arnoldine Maria Margarethe Marcus (Boyer) (1874 - 1949)
    Margarete Marcus (born Boyer)* German Minority Census, 1939* Birth: Aug 18 1874 - Göttingen, Hannover, Germany* Residence: May 1939 - München, Germany

About the Marcus surname

I learnt about this family name from a first cousin in 1970 who explained by letter that it was the surname of my 2nd great-grandfather. She told me what she knew of his origins in Hannover as a Jewish tailor. Because of conscription to the army he left Prussia probably in 1840 as an 18 year old travelling via Rotterdam and setting up a business as a high -class tailor in the West End of London. She claimed that he "bought" his adopted name of Harris but there is no evidence of this nor any that pertains to anyone else in similar circumstances. It is stated on his marriage certificate that he was the son of a Mitchell Harris so he may have been persuaded to part with money in order to establish an English-sounding family connection to further his business ambitions. I was told that the family originated from Roumania.