3,304 Marten members around the world
Stay informed about Marten Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
Marten Family HistoryThis interesting surname recorded in some two hundred forms from Martin and Martini to Marti and Martinovich, is of Roman origin. It derives from "Mars", the god of fertility and war, although it is claimed that "Mars" itself may derive ultimately from the word "mar", meaning "to gleam". The original given name has been used in every state in Europe since the 12th century crusades to free the Holy Land from the Moslems. However the main impetus which gave the name such popularity was as a result of the good works of the 14th Century Saint Martin of Tours, in France.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous Marten (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the Marten tribe
- Find your Marten ancestor
- Tell us about your Marten Family
- Tell us about your Marten ancestors
- Ask a question about the Marten history
- Leave a message for Marten family members
Invite more Marten family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Marten tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest