When someone says "My surname is Marathe" people generally take him to be a Maratha (popularly known as Maratha warrior). The title is often confused with Maratha, Marathi, or Mhatre.
Marathe is also a surname used by the Rathod/Rashtrakuta/Rothe clan of the Marathas.
Diamond Uncut: Pranaav Marathe Jewellers May Have Been around for Just a Few Months, but Have Already Managed to Become a Household Name in the City. Founder Milind Marathe Details His Sojourn through the Jewellery Trade, the High Point of Which Is This Enterprise
Aug 07, 2012; "It has been around for merely five months, yet Pranaav Marathe Jewellers in Kunte Chowk, which opened shop in the city in...