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Martel Family History

Martel Name Meaning
English and German: from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Martin or Marta.English and French: metonymic occupational name for a smith or a nickname for a forceful person, from Old French martel ‘hammer’ (Late Latin martellus). Charles Martel, the grandfather of Charlemagne, gained his byname from the force with which he struck down his enemies in battle.Spanish and Portuguese: from Portuguese martelo, Old Spanish martel ‘hammer’ (Late Latin martellus), or an Iberianized form of the Italian cognate Martello.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Martel Families

  • Number of Martel families
     94 - 186
     32 - 93
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Martel families
     146 - 290
     49 - 145
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Martel last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Martel Family Origin

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Martel Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Martel

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Martel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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