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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


Similar surnames: Martell, Marvel, Mantel, Marte, Hartel, Markel, Bartel, Martello

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Martel Family Origin

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Martel Family Occupations

What did your Martel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Martel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Martel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Martel family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Martel.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

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Martel Historical Records

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Martel Life Expectancy

What is the average Martel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, Martel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Martel in 1945 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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