The Spanish surname Marquez, also found in France, is of patronymic origin deriving from the personal name Marcos. The popularity of the name is closely associated with St Mark, the Evangelist, and author of the Second Gospel. The name is first recorded in Castile in Spain in the 14th Century. Juan Marquez is an early arrival in the New World and is recorded in Florida in 1511.Today there area approximately 78,000 bearers of the name Marquez living in the US.
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