Martineau Family History

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Martineau Name Meaning

French (western): from a pet form of Martin 1. English: habitational name from Martineau in France. The name was also taken to England by Huguenot refugees in the 17th century (see below).

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

Similar surnames: Marineau, Martinek, Martinet, Martin, Marteney, Martina, Martindale

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Martineau Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Martineau name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Native American—North, Central, South


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Martineau Family Origin

Where is the Martineau family from?

Martineau Family Occupations

What did your Martineau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Pilot were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Martineau. The most common Martineau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Martineau's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Martineau family was Works In Cotton Mill.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Pilot

  • Works In Cotton Mill


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

Martineau Historical Records

What Martineau family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Martineau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Martineau 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Martineau. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Martineau. For the veterans among your Martineau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Martineau Life Expectancy

What is the average Martineau lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Martineau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Martineau in 1950 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Martineau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Martineau 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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