A Spanish surname refers to the son of Marcos. The name began in the Spanish area of Castile. As a French name, Marquez or Marquette, can refer to someone living at a certain boundary point.
Spellings variations for Marquez included Marquiz, Manriquez, Marquiz, Marquette, Marquet, Marquis and Marchetti.
In Spain and numerous Latin American counties the Marquez surname is located. Many Marquez families are in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Columbia.
The southwestern states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California in the United States have the higher populations using the Marquez surname. To the southeast, the state of Florida has many individuals with the Marquez surname.
Famous: Rafael Marquez (soccer player from Mexico), Luis Marquez (professional baseball player from Puerto Rico), Juan Marquez (first arrived in the New World in 1511), Arturo Marquez (music composer), Herbys Marques (weightlifter in Venezuela) and Martin Marquez (actor).