1,197,063 Martin members around the world
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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