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Martin Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms. English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tun ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tun ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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


Similar surnames: Marton, Marin, Marvin, Martins, Marti, Marcin, Martina, Martie, Main

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Martin Family Origin

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Martin Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Martin. The most common Martin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Martin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Martin family was Farming.

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