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ContributorContrib.anonymous on 10/25/2009
Meaning & History
Medieval German and archaic Alsatian and East Frisian short form of Marcus
, recorded numerous times in the Rhineland region of what is now Germany in the early 16th century, as well as in East Frisia in the same time period.
As a medieval Jewish name, it was occasionally used to translate Mordechai
, probably via the phonetic similarity of the form Mortge