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Martinez Family History

Martinez Name Meaning

Spanish (Martínez): patronymic from the personal name Martin.

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


Similar surnames: Martinec, Martinek, Martinet, Martinak, Marinez, Martins, Martin

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Where is the Martinez family from?

You can see how Martinez families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Martinez family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Martinez families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 21 Martinez families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Martinez's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Martinez families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Martinez surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Martinez ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Martinez. 32% of Martinez men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Martinez women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Martinez were Labrador and Seamstress. .

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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
    32%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Labrador
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 763,000 census records available for the last name Martinez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Martinez 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 359,000 immigration records available for the last name Martinez. 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 91,000 military records available for the last name Martinez. For the veterans among your Martinez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Martinez lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Martinez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Martinez in 1940 was 53, and 68 in 2004.

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