Martyn Family History

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Martyn Name Meaning

English and Dutch: variant spelling of Martin 1. Ukrainian: from the personal name Martyn (see Martin).

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

Similar surnames: Martin, Marton, Marty, Martins, Morton, Marten, Marte, Martel, Hartin

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Martyn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Martyn name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


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Martyn Family Origin

Where is the Martyn family from?

Martyn Family Occupations

What did your Martyn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Martyn family was Farming. The most common Martyn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Martyn's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Martyn.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Martyn Historical Records

What Martyn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Martyn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Martyn 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Martyn. 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 Martyn. For the veterans among your Martyn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Martyn Life Expectancy

What is the average Martyn lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Martyn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Martyn in 1947 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Martyn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Martyn 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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