Last name: Martin
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Walter R Martin
Using this for research for school,
its quite cool that they are thousands of martins
I dont know anything about my last name or if any of you are related to it
My name is Roderick Martin and come from the outer hebrides of Scotland. There's not many of us there but according to Historians we arrived there during the Spanish Armada unsuccessful means of escaping around the North of Scotland after Nelson blocked the English Channel. Quite a lot of Spanish ships were wrecked in bad weather and some of the sailors came ashore and settled in the Islands marrying local girls. I had my DNA tested by a canadian company and was told my DNA was from North Portugal
John that article is complete nonsense on so many fronts.
From Wikipedia: "The English surname of Martin is a variation of the habitational one Marton, from any of several places (principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as 18settlement by a lake 19, from mere or mær 18pool 19, 18lake 19 + tun 18settlement 19) or as 18settlement by a boundary 19 (from (ge)mære 18boundary 19 + tun 18settlement 19) called firstly Marton and after Martin." If you're English then this is what your last name means.
they're are also martin's in tepatitlan, mexico from where my ancestors came from...looking for more info on this family, if anyone can help...
I too am of Mexican ancestry, and have always been curious about my last name. Every time I know of someone with that last name they happen to be white, if you find anything tell me, who knows we might just be related
Found anything yet? My grandpa is from Jalisco I think, or somewhere around there
my family is also from tepatitlan. my sister did some ancestry research for both sides of our family. My grandfather, Alexandro Martin was born in 1892 in tepatitlan. From what my sister traced, our last name was shortened from Martin del campo to martin. looks like we are from southern spain region, where you can still find Martin del campo's still living there. We have a family tree going back a few generations. if you would like i can post it at a later date. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i can send it to you.
Hi, i am a my last name also martin, from what i have asked around, my dad was born in guadalajara, jalisco. His grandparent are spanish native, and we can directly trace to spain. Thats all i know....
Hello my surname is also Martin and I came from the Philippines, my great grand pa has a spanish blood and that the entire clan claimed that Martins came from Spain.
Let's not forget that many names are based on a resemblance to wild creatures, and birds in particular. Our ancestors were much more in tune to the species than we are... Hence names like finch, fox, sparrow, etc... Just a thought ! John Marshman, with Martins on Dad's side....
Martin is based from the Greek God Mars, the God of War. translated it means one accustom to war, war like and warrior. in earlier translates it can also mean, one who brings war, one who lives by it, one born of war or even desendants of Mars. but the latter is just a Greek translate and is ancient and sketchy at best.