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Family spelling variants includes Martinet, Matin, Martain, Martens, Marten, Martyns, Martyn, Martins

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Family spelling variants include Martins, Martyn, Martyns, Marten, Martens, Martain, Matin, Martinet.


There are approximately 1,026,506 Martin family members around the world. In general you can double this figure to include those related to the Martin names to allow for those connected to the name through maiden name connections.


It is estimated that the largest group of Martin family members live USA with 731,007 (71.2%) members, England with 86,073 (8.4%), Canada with 81,787 (8%), Australia with 49,951 (4.9%), South Africa with 41,130 (4%), Ireland with 14,738 (1.4%), Scotland with 11,150 (1.1%), New Zealand with 6,132 (0.6%) and Wales with 4,538 (0.4%) members. 


An English relationship name from the Old French and Middle English personal name Martin , Medieval Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’).


An English habitational name ,from Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tun ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tun ‘settlement’). 


This surname is derived from the name of an ancestor. 'the son of Martin'. 


An English variant of Marton.


Early bearers: Martinus, 1086 in Winton Domesday (Hants); Martinus, about 1166 in Northants Charters (Northants); Walter Martin, 1166 in Red Book of the Exchequer (Cambs); Elinor Martin, 1539 in IGI (Charlton Kings, Gloucs); Helin Martin, 1539 in IGI (Ipswich, Suffolk); Robert Martin, 1539 in IGI (Norwich, Norfolk); John Martin, 1540 in IGI (Guildford, Surrey); John Martin, 1540 in IGI (Rossington, WR Yorks); John Martin, 1558 in IGI (Saint Minver, Cornwall); John Martin, 1559 in IGI (Horsham, Sussex).


In 1891, there were 62,762 occurrences in England and Wales with a further 9,027 in Scotland.


In 1881, the surname was frequent in Middlesex, Surrey and Kent. There were 4,491 in the Southern county of Kent.


In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Martin in the UK. The most common Martin occupation was Agricultural Labourer and a less common occupation was Coal Miner.


1881, 1891 Census

1881 Census in Kent

Dictionary of American Family Homes, P Hanks OUP 2003

Homes of Family Names in Great Britain, H.B. Guppy, London 1890

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, P.Hanks, Coats, McClure OUP 2016

1860 Lower, Mark A Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom, London: J.R Smith. Public Domain

1857 Arthur, William An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain


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Laura Ann martin I stay right across the school st.martin north schools on lemoyne and my family name is martin of Orland Scottish and Welch and united kingdom I stay in Mississippi on lemoyne this is where I lived at the st.martin school on lemoyne Blvd. I I seen a begger at fountains piers under the bridge I then rushed home and put a a brand new church suit with brand-new church shoes in a plastic bedspread bag clear so it was neatly folded and I put it on my back and carried it to him with one hand on my bike I was 9 years old and I had no fear I rode my bike into the shadows under the bridge and I gave him a cloak a brand new church suit and shoes black and shinny so he had rags and walked away in a brand new suit this was my clack to him my coat of arms. I have my paper work stating our martin coat of arms.

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I am looking for info and parents, grandparents, etc. of Thomas Martin born 1800 Tennessee married to Nancy Hatton born 1805 virginia. They" had son William D. Martin 1828-1911 tennessee who married 1853 Louisa Jane Scott 1832-1901 Indiana. Also info Robert joseph charlton 1861-1957 Kentucky married to Mary Murphy 1861-1933 St. Louis, Mo.

terry douglas martin

i am looking for parents,etc. of William Martin born circa 1800 tennessee, his son John Martin born circa 1800 tennessee married circa 1853 tennessee elizabeth scott (born 1824). William not married. john martin's son James henry martin 1854-1931 who married phoebe jane wells (1861-1950)


I am looking for living descendants of Bernard Martin & Sarah, nee McGrath. Their son, Joseph married Sarah Frazer (or Frazier/Fraiser) in the Carnteel Catholic Parish, County Tyrone on 9 August 1843 (microfilm 1D/36) and emigrated from Liverpool 15 March1844 on the ship, Briton, to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Sarah's sister, Jane, also emigrated with them. Joseph's shipping record has his native place as Drumlane, County Cavan and he came as an agricultural labourer. Have done extensive genealogy searches for Bernard and Sarah for marriage and children but to no avail. Visiting Ireland October 2018; would be great to link with relatives. Jill -


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