3.ANNA MARIE2 ECK (ANDREA1).She married (1) GEORGE MAREK 1736.She married (2) GEORGE KLEIN May 13, 1757. Notes for GEORGE MAREK: George may of come from a Polish decent. Therefore, the Polish surname Marek is of patronymic origin, being one of those surnames based on the first name of a father. In any case, the name is derived from the personal name Marek, the Polish form of Mark, and therefore signifies "descendant of or son of Marek/Mark". Children were often identified by the personal name of one of their parents in early times; as the system of hereditary family names developed, many personal names became surnames in their own right. Thus, the "son of Marek" evrntually became known by the family name "Marek". The name Mark itself is of Latin origin, derived from Marcus, which means "taught of God". It was made popular in the Middle Ages, when, with the spread of Christianity, parents were encouraged to name their children after saints in the hope of invoking the particul saint's protection on the child in later life. One of the earliest records of the proper name Mark as an hereditary family name is a reference to one Johann Marcus who was recorded in 1533. Christoph Marich was living in Borussus in 1649. Early records of the name in Poland reveal that one Jan Markiewics was an important figure in the public life of Cracow, 1644-89. ("wics" simply means "son of"), and that Roman Marikiewicz was the founder of a famous Polish journal. Children of ANNA ECK and GEORGE MAREK are:
FRANCISCOS ANTONIUS3 MAREK, d. 1750.
JOANNE GEORGE MAREK, m. URSULA COIL, December 1768.