patronymic surname, an early form of hereditary surnames which were derived from the father's given name. Martednez comes from the personal name Martin, which is itself derived from the Latin Martinus, whose root is Mars, the name of the Roman god of fertility and war. The name Martednez became popular throughout Christian Europe after it was borne by the 4th century saint Martin of Tours.
Early Origins of the Martednez family
Castile, in the heart of Spain, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Early History of the Martednez family
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Martednez Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Martínez, Martinez, Martíniz, Martiniz, Martin, Martins, Martín, Marcial and many more.
Early Notables of the Martednez family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Pedro Martínez de Fita and Petro Martínez de la Font, twelfth century Castilian noblemen, García Martínez de Gordaliza, Ferran Martínez de Petrosa and Sancho Martínez de Leiva, thirteenth century noblemen, Ferrán Martínez, author of the "Libro del cavallero Zifar" (c.1300), Alfonso Martínez de Toledo...
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Migration of the Martednez family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan Martínez de Ampués, who became Governor of Santo Domingo and founded the first Spanish city in Venezuela, Coro (1527). He later became Governor of Curaç.
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