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The original Gaelic form of Martin was Mac Giolla Mhartain. This name denotes a devotee of St. Martin. This saint founded the first monastery in France c. 360 and was made Bishop of Tours in 372. He is the patron saint of publicans and inn-keepers and is also a patron saint of France.

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The surname Martin was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they had been granted lands by Strongbow after the Norman invasion of Ireland in 1172, and became one of the "Tribes of Galway." Kilmartin is a small village in Argyll and Bute, in western Scotland. It is best known as the center of Kilmartin Glen, one of the best examples of standing stones in Scotland. Kilmartin Castle, a small tower house, dating from about 1580, stands above the village and was the property of the Campbells.

Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Martin dating from that time include Gilmartin, Kilmartin, MacKilmartin, MacGilmartin and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Martin research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1652, 1722, 1600 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Martin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Martin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Martin:

Martin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Martin, who came to Virginia in 1606
  • Christopher Martin and his wife Mary, who arrived in America on the "Mayflower" in 1620
  • Christopher Martin, who settled in Plymouth in 1620
  • Giles Martin, aged 23, who arrived in New England in 1623
  • Simon Martin, who immigrated to St Christopher in 1633
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Martin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Martin, who landed in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1782

Martin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Martin, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Barbara Martin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Andrew Martin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • James Martin, who arrived in New York in 1820
  • August, Edmond and Belfort Saint Martin, who came to New Orleans in 1820
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Martin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Bernard Martin, who landed in Acadia in 1636
  • Pierre Martin, who married Catherine Vigneau in 1630 and sailed with her from Touraine to Acadia in 1636

Martin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Adam Martin U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was part of the Cape Ann Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Amos Martin Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Andrew Martin U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was part of the Penobscot Association [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Martin U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was part of the Cape Ann Association [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Martin U.E. who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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Martin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Christian Martin, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Thomas Martin, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • Johanna Martin, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • William Martin, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Jane Martin, aged 35, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Sea Horse" in 1833
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Martin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Martin, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Daniel Martin, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • William Martin, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Joseph Martin, English convict from Nottingham, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • James Martin, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
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Martin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Albin Martin landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Mrs Hannah Martin landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Martha Ridgway
  • Hugh Martin landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1840
  • Robert Martin landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Martin landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
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  • Boyce Ficklen Martin Jr. (1935-2016), American jurist, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1996-2003)
  • William E. "Bill" Martin (d. 2016), American musician, songwriter, screenwriter, comedic and voice actor
  • Riley Lee Martin (1946-2015), American self-described alien contactee, radio host and author of the book The Cuming of Tan, which describes his life and his alleged alien abduction
  • Slater Nelson "Dugie" Martin Jr. (1925-2012), American Hall of Fame basketball player
  • Tony Martin (1913-2012), born Alvin Morris, American actor and singer, husband of Cyd Charisse
  • MaryLou Ducey Martin, American Republican politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 2001
  • John St. Martin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1948
  • Louis St. Martin (1820-1893), American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1840, 1846-50; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1851-53, 1885-87
  • Dean Martin (1917-1995), born Dino Paul Crocetti, American singer, film actor, television star and comedian
  • Valerie Martin (b. 1948), American novelist and short story writer and winner of the prestigious Orange Prize
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Martin Historic Events



Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Thomas L Martin (b. 1962), American Private from Louisville, Kentucky, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Emma Martin (1861-1914), née Payne Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Basil  Martin, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Leslie Frank Martin (1921-1941), Australian Steward from Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Leslie James Frederick Martin (1922-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Clyde, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. James Hearle Martin (1919-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Prospect, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Alan Douglas Martin (1923-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. William R Martin (b. 1915), English Sergeant serving for the Royal Marine from Cheddleton, Leek, Staffordshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Thomas G Martin (b. 1914), Welsh Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. John W Martin (b. 1924), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Ryde, Isle of Wight, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William Martin, British Petty Officer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Frederick J Martin, British Leading Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Francis John Martin, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. William Martin (b. 1917), British, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Edgar Martin, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Noel George Martin (1961-1988), Jamaican Passenger from Clapton, England, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Albert Martin, English Leading Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Miss Ruby Martin, English 2nd Class passenger residing in New York, New York, USA returning to England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Charles D. Martin, American 2nd Class passenger from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Laura Martin, English 3rd Class passenger from Nottinghamshire, England returning home after her husband died, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Miss Margaret Edwina "Mabel" Martin, aged 20, English Cashier from London, England who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 6
  • Mrs. Annie Martin, aged 33, English Stewardess from Portsmouth, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 11
  • Mr. F. Martin, aged 29, English Scullion from Fareham, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 13
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  • Adam Martin (1755-1835) and Thomas Roy Musick (1757-1842), St. Louis County, Missouri, Pioneers by Michal Martin Farmer.
  • Colonial Pioneers: Martin and Bell Families and their Kin by Mary Coates Martin.
  • Deacon John Burnham of Ipswich and Ebenezeer Martin of Rehoboth, Massachusetts by Elisabeth Puckett Martin.
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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Auxilium meum a domino
Motto Translation: My help is from the Lord.

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  10. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
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The Martin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Martin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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