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Marta Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan: from marta ‘marten’. Slavic and Hungarian (Márta): from the female personal name which appears in the New Testament as Martha (Aramaic Marta ‘lady’), borne by the sister of Lazarus and Mary (of Bethany).

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


Similar surnames: Martha, Maria, Mata, Marti, Merta, Malta, Mara, Barta, Mart, Marty

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Where is the Marta family from?

You can see how Marta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marta family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Marta families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Marta families living in Illinois. This was about 25% of all the recorded Marta's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Marta families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Marta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Marta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Marta. 31% of Marta men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Marta women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marta were Miner and Operator.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Miner
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Operator
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Marta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marta census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Marta. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 456 military records available for the last name Marta. For the veterans among your Marta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marta lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Marta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Marta in 1942 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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