Martin Surname Facts

Ethnic:
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Flemish, French, German, Irish, Norwegian, Scottish

Variations:
French: Martineau
Italian: Martinelli, Martinetti
English: Martin

Derived from the first name Martin, which was ultimately derived from Mars, the Roman god of war. Martin is found as an English, French, Scottish, Irish, German, Czech, Flemish, Dutch, Danish, and Norwegian patronymic surname -- derived from the ancient Latin given name Martinus, derived from Mars/Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war. A fourth-century saint had the name, and those early saints made for a lot of namesakes. Variations are Marten, Martyn, Martine, Lamartine, and Martin among others. Marti, Marty are cognate forms of the name Martin found in Provencal.

Martin
St. Martin of Tours was the patron saint of France and made Martin the most common name in that country. As a saint (with a good festival, to boot) Martin was also popular around the world. In Spanish speaking countries, Martinez is a Spanish patronymic name for the descendants of Martin.

Martin
MARTIN (British). Diminutive of "Mars"; through Saint Martin.

Martin
A masculine personal name & surname. Also Martyn; Dutch Martijn; Portuguese Martinho; Italian & Spanish Martino; Latin Martinus < Latin Martinus warlike

Martin
Of Mars < Latin

MANX NAMES: Names of the Isle of Man from a manorial roll collected in 1511-15, known as the "Liber Assedationis" Patronymic Name Frequency 11 Mac Marten, Mac Martyn 7; Martyn 2; Martynson 2

Martin
Saint Martin: 315? - 399? Bishop of Tours

Scottish Martin Associated Clan: Cameron, Macdonald

MARTIN (GERMANY) LISTED IN GERMAN GENEALOGIES INDEX: MARTIN/ MERTENS/MARTING
ORIGINS OF FOREIGN NAMES: MARTIN

Martin
Ranked number #38 in the list of top 100 surnames in Ireland from the SPECIAL
REPORT ON SURNAMES IN IRELAND, WITH NOTES AS TO NUMERICAL STRENGTH, By Sir Robert E.Matheson based on the index of births for the year 1890.Martin History of Top 40 Irish family names:
Martin/MacGillmartin: This is one of the most numerous surnames in Ireland, as it is also in England and Scotland. One family of Martins are included in the fourteen 'Tribes of Galway', having come to Ireland at the time of the Anglo-Norman invasion. The name is also used as an abbreviation of Gillmartin. In Tyrone Martin, formerly Mac-Martin is the name branch of the O'Neills. O'Martin was an established name in Westmeath in the sixteenth century.

Martin
IRISH GAELIC NAMES
Mac Giolla Mhartain - Martin or Gilmartin - Co Tyrone - Uí Neill

CLANS & FAMILIES OF SCOTLAND & IRELAND

Families   Ethnic Group   Branch of  
MacMartin,   Martin Erainn   Cameron  
MacMartin   IVL   South Scotland  
Martin   IVL   Ireland, Hebrides  
Martin   Normans   Tribes of Galway  
Martin   O'Neill   (Ulster)  
           

Martin Martin 1660 - 1718
Geographer and Mapmaker. Martin was a native highlander, born in Skye, and Gaelic -speaker who reported on the products and people of the Western Isles of Scotland. Educated at Edinburgh and Leiden Universities. He mapped St. Kilda (1697), and worked with John Adair in the mapping of the Hebrides. Martin's work 'Description of the Western Isles' (1703) was derided for its inaccuracies by Dr. Samuel Johnston and James Boswell, although they had the benefit of writing some 70 years later. Martin died in London and is buried in the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

MARTIN (IRELAND)
The Origin and History of... MARTIN
The "MARTIN" family name originated in Galway, located in Ireland. The "MARTIN" family traces their ancestral roots back to Norman / Irish origin.

MARTIN (ENGLAND)
Components of the MARTIN Family Coat of Arms
The Shield: Blue with a silver cross mounted, on the left a sun in splendour, on the right a crescent. The Crest: A starfish.
The Motto: "Auxilium Meum A Domino" My help is from the Lord

MARTIN (ENGLAND)
The Origin and History of... MARTIN
The "MARTIN" family name originated in Leicestershire, located in England. The"MARTIN" family traces their ancestral roots back to Norman origin.

MARTIN (ENGLAND)
Components of the MARTIN Family Coat of Arms
The Shield: Silver background with two red bars.The Crest: A Talbot's head. The Motto: "Sure and Steadfast"

MARTIN Family References in the Harleian Manuscripts
The Harleian Manuscripts are records of the "Visitations" or, compilations of research done by heralds with regard to the backgrounds of English and Welsh families. These documents, compiled from about 1530 to the close of the 17th century, contain more than 30,000 registered family lineages, and are now housed in the British Museum in London, England.
The MARTIN family name was recorded in the following counties. This information can be used as a starting point for further investigation into these records at the British Museum.

Main County   Branched to
BEDFORDSHIRE   WORCESTERSHIRE
BERKSHIRE    
CAMBRIDGESHIRE   DORSET
CORNWALL   DEVONSHIRE
DEVONSHIRE   DORSET KENT
DORSETSHIRE    
DURHAM    
ESSEX    
GLOUCESTERSHIRE    
HAMPSHIRE    
KENT    
LONDON   HEREFORD
MIDDLESEX   ESSEX
OXFORDSHIRE    
SUFFOLK    
SURREY    
     
     

MARTIN
The records of 244 Prestigious Castles and Majestic Homes have been examined to construct a database of thousands of families who originally owned, subsequently owned, were related by marriage, or were otherwise associated with these fine historic structures.The MARTIN family can be genealogically linked with the following estates.

Castle   County   Head of 19th Century Family  
FRANKS   KENT   POWER  
LANHYDROCK   CORNWALL   LORD ROBARTES  
LEEDS CASTLE   KENT   WYKEHAM  
           

MARTIN (FRANCE)
The Origin and History of... MARTIN
The "MARTIN" family name originated in Gascogne, located in France. The "MARTIN" family traces their ancestral roots back to French origin.

MARTIN (FRANCE)
Components of the MARTIN Family Coat of Arms
The Shield: On a blue background there is a black and silver castle. The Crest: None listed.
The Motto: None listed.

MARTIN (GERMANY)
The Origin and History of... MARTIN
The "MARTIN" family name originated in Oldenburg, located in Germany. The "MARTIN" family traces their ancestral roots back to Teutonic origin.

MARTIN (GERMANY)
Components of the MARTIN Family Coat of Arms
The Shield: Silver with a blue fess. The lines of the fess are wavy. The Crest: Five ostrich feathers.
The Motto: None listed.

MARTIN (ITALY)
The Origin and History of... MARTIN
The "MARTIN" family name originated in Lombardy, located in Italy. The "MARTIN" family traces their ancestral roots

MARTIN (SPAIN)
The Origin and History of... MARTIN
The "MARTIN" family name originated in Granada, located in Spain. The "MARTIN"
family traces their ancestral roots back to Spanish origin.

MARTIN (SPAIN)
Components of the MARTIN Family Coat of Arms
The Shield: Blue background with a silver fesse and three red circles.
The Crest: None listed.
The Motto: None listed.

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