Martens Family History

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Martens Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from Marten. English: variant of Martins.

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


Similar surnames: Mertens, Maertens, Martins, Martensen, Harten, Carstens, Marten

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Martens Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Martens name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Martens. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    39%

  • Germanic Europe

    21%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Norway

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

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Martens Family Origin

Where is the Martens family from?

Martens Family Occupations

What did your Martens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Martens. A less common occupation for the Martens family was Keeping House. The most common Martens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Martens's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keeping House

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Martens ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Martens Historical Records

What Martens family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Martens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Martens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Martens. 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 Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Martens. For the veterans among your Martens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Martens Life Expectancy

What is the average Martens lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Martens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Martens in 1947 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Martens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Martens ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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