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Martell Family History

Martell Name Meaning
English, French, and German: variant spelling of Martel.Catalan: metonymic occupational name for a smith, or nickname for a forceful person, from martell ‘hammer’ (Late Latin martellus).

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

213,639 Historical Documents with Martell on Ancestry.com
50,640 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,794 Military Records
5,166 Immigration Records
40,360 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Martell Families

  • Number of Martell families
     77 - 151
     26 - 76
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Martell families
     70 - 137
     24 - 69
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Martell last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Martell Family Origin

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Martell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Martell

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Martell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Martell census records

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Martell Civil War Service Records

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