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Multiple Origins for the Surname Martel


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Martel Early Origins



The surname Martel was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times. Charles Martel ( c. 688-741) was a Frankish ruler best known for his victory at the Battle of Tours in 732, which halted the European invasion by the Moors. He was given the nickname Martel "the Hammer" for his approach to battle. At this early date, this was not of course, a hereditary surname. He is said to be the grandfather of Charlemagne.

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Martel Spelling Variations


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Martel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Martel, Martelle, Martelles, Martal, Martales, Martell, Mertel, Mertelle and many more.

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Martel Early History


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Martel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Martel research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1290, 1295, 1570, 1600, 1654, 1708, 1789, and 1859 are included under the topic Early Martel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Martel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Martel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Charles Martel d' Anjou (1271-1295), also known as Charles I Martel; he was the son of king Charles II of Naples and Maria of Hungary...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Martel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Martel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicolas Martel, aged 15, settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Nicholas Martel settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Nicolas Martel, aged 15, arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Antonio Martel settled in New Orleans in 1778 with Francesca his wife and children
  • Antonio Martel, who settled with his wife Francesca Antonia, son Antonio 6, son Domingo 2, and daughter Blavina 11, in New Orleans in 1778
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Martel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Luis Martel, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Manuel Martel, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1823
  • Gaspar Martel, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1836
  • Jom Martel, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1839
  • Albert Martel, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906

Martel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Adam De Martel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1767

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Contemporary Notables of the name Martel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Martel (post 1700)



  • Diane Martel, American music video director and choreographer
  • Sherri Martel (1958-2007), born Sherri Russell, an American professional wrestler and manager, better known by her ring names, Sherri Martel and Sensational Sherri
  • Arlene Martel (1936-2014), American actress and acting coach, known for her roles in Star Trek, Hogan's Heroes, Perry Mason and The Twilight Zone
  • Paul M. Martel, American Republican politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Manchester 3rd Ward, 1956; Candidate in primary for New Hampshire Governor's Council 3rd District, 1956
  • Louis Israel Martel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Manchester 3rd Ward, 1956; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1956
  • L. J. Martel, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Lewiston, Maine, 1893
  • George Louis Martel, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 6th Ward, 1938
  • Frank X. Martel, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932
  • Erich H. Martel, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for District of Columbia, 1972
  • Edward Martel, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Manchester 12th Ward, 1956
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Martel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Martel 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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