Martin Family Album

Martin Family Album

Martin Family Album

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Martin Family Crest
Martin Family Crest
This interesting surname recorded in some two hundred forms from Martin and Martini to Marti and Martinovich, is of Roman origin. It derives from "Mars", the god of fertility and war, although it is claimed that "Mars" itself may derive ultimately from the word "mar", meaning "to gleam".1 The original given name has been used in every state in Europe since the 12th century crusades to free the Holy Land from the Moslems. However the main impetus which gave the name such popularity was as a result of the good works of the 14th Century Saint Martin of Tours, in France. It is sais that Martin is one of the few saints names which the protestants accepted after the reformation. There are many patronymic forms such as Martinez (Spanish) or Martenssen (Swedish), and diminutives such as Martineau (France) and Martinelli (Italian). Curiously the Polish spellings of Marcinkowski and Marciszewski are locational, originating from a town called Martin, as is the Czech Martinovsky. Examples of the surname recordings taken from authentic registers of the period include John Martin of Plymouth, England, who was navigator to Sir Francis Drake, on his first "Round the World" voyage of 1577, whilst Christopher Martin was a member of the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620. Suarez Martinez was christened at Asuncion, Mexico, on October 2md 1774, whilst Jack Martinet was registered at Berkeley, California on September 27th 1909, and Jeffrey Lynn Martineau at Los Angelos on April 10th 1948. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Walter Martin, which was dated 1166, in the charters of the county of Northampton, England, during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. 
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Martin, Luella
Martin, Luella
 
 
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Burns, Charlotte Augusta Martin
Burns, Charlotte Augusta Martin
 
 
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Martin, Alfred Lycurgus
Martin, Alfred Lycurgus
 
 
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Martin, Alfred Lycurgus Farmer, Julia
Martin, Alfred Lycurgus Farmer, Julia
 
 
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Martin, Elam Eaton
Martin, Elam Eaton
 
 
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Martin, Elam Eaton
Martin, Elam Eaton
 
 
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Martin, Elam Eaton Head Shot
Martin, Elam Eaton Head Shot
 
 
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Martin, Jira Kenneth
Martin, Jira Kenneth
 
 
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Martin, Jira Kenneth Hunt Club
Martin, Jira Kenneth Hunt Club
 
 
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Martin, Jira Kenneth Lottie and Kenneth
Martin, Jira Kenneth Lottie and Kenneth
 
 
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Martin, Louis Frederick Baby
Martin, Louis Frederick Baby
 
 
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Martin, Luella
Martin, Luella
 
 
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Martin, Lycurgus Family Portrait
Martin, Lycurgus Family Portrait
 
 
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Martin, Lycurgus Fargo
Martin, Lycurgus Fargo
 
 
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Martin, Lycurgus Fargo 1
Martin, Lycurgus Fargo 1
 
 
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Martin, Lycurgus Fargo and Knapp, Flora Frances Children
Martin, Lycurgus Fargo and Knapp, Flora Frances Children
 
 
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Martin, Maud Estella
Martin, Maud Estella
 
 
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Martin, Maud Estella 1
Martin, Maud Estella 1
 
 
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Martin, Elam Eaton
Martin, Elam Eaton
 
 
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Martin, Elam Eaton severing on the Reginald Birchall Jury
Martin, Elam Eaton severing on the Reginald Birchall Jury
 
 
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Martin, Samuel sign
Martin, Samuel sign
 
 
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Sowden, Samuel and Zerviah Hyde Martin Home
Sowden, Samuel and Zerviah Hyde Martin Home