Name: Marquis

Origin and Meaning of the Name Marquis

  • Meaning:
    Lord of the marches; noble rank
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    (mar KEE)
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    Itself (Marquis)
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Miscellaneous Info for Marquis

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Principally in use in the US. Transferred used of the rank of nobility.
    A Marquis (French spelling; also marquess in English) is a nobleman of hereditary rank in various European monarchies and some of their colonies.
    It is was derived from the Old French word marchis (lord of the marches), which referred to someone who ruled on the borderlands of a realm.

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