Origins of surname
Marks is probably a family form of the personal name Mark, from the Latin Marcus, believed to derive ultimately from Mars, the Roman God of War. There is also a possibility that it indicated someone living near a boundary mark, from the old English mearc for mark or border.
The family appears to have arrived in Jersey from England in the first half of the 19th century
- Marks baptisms in Jersey
- Marks marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Marks marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Marks burials in Jersey
Great War service
Sons of Michael and Ellen Marks
- Leonard Joseph Marks, (1897-1919) (St L) Sapper RE, died of pneumonia in Salonika
- James Michel Marks (1895- ) (St L), Private, Dorsetshire Regiment
- Theodore Marks ( -1917) husband of Mary Ann, nee O’Neill, Quartermaster Mercantile Marine, ss Aylevarroo, killed when ship sank
- William Frederick Marks, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, ex-RMIJ
These wills created by members of the Marks family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Ephraim Marks, 11 Wiltshire Road, Brixton, London fruit buyer - 24 September 1920, D/Y/A/80
- Lewis Marks, The Bristol Hotel, St Helier, merchant - 15 February 1917, D/Y/A/76
Family photo album
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