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Subject: Italian place/surname 'of St. Mark'
Author: Alyn   (guest,
Date: October 13, 2003 at 1:50:22 PM
Reply to: This is a name. by Sara
Italian place/surname, meaning 'of St. Mark' (the Evangelist).

St. Mark (San Marco) is the patron saint of Venice, and sometimes 'marciano' is used to mean 'person/thing from Venice'.

Pronounced 'marchano' ('cha' as in Charles), three syllables, stress on the second.

Never used as first name in Italy. The Italian version of Martin is Martino.

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