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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Catalan (Marès, also Marés) : topographic name from Catalan marès ‘by the sea’.
  • English (of Norman origin) : topographic name from Old French marais ‘marsh’ (Norman and Picard marese), or a habitational name from (Le) Marais in Calvados, Normandy.
  • Dutch : metronymic from the personal name Marie.
  • Czech and Slovak (Mareš) : from a derivative of the personal names Marek or Martin.

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