Vandermark Surname Origin
(Origin Dutch) From the Mark. Mark was the denomination of a kind of county which made the bound or limit of a country--like the British marches. Hence mark-graaf, marquis, the keeper of the marks or marches.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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