Martins Family History

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Martins Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Martim, vernacular form of Latin Martinus (see Martin). English and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Martin.

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

Similar surnames: Martin, Martis, Martina, Martini, Marin, Marti, Matias, Marcin

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Martins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Martins name?

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

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Spain


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Martins Family Origin

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Martins Family Occupations

What did your Martins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Martins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Martins's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Martins family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Martins.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Martins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Martins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Martins 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Martins. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Martins. For the veterans among your Martins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Martins Life Expectancy

What is the average Martins lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Martins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Martins in 1947 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Martins

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Martins 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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