surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Similar to many Spanish patronymic names, the distinguished surname Marins is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The name Marins was originally derived from the French given name Marin, which was itself derived from the Latin given name Marinus. The French given name Marin was an
name for a sailor.
, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
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Prominent among members of the family José Marín (ca. 1619-1699), a Spanish Baroque harpist, guitarist and composer noted for his secular songs, tonos humanos; seventeenth century Governor of Chile Tomás Marín de Poveda; eighteenth... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Luis Marín, who accompanied Cortés to Mexico in the 1520s. Also of note was Diego Marín de Negrón, an early Governor of the La Plata region of Argentina.