Early Origins of the Martels family
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.
Early History of the Martels family
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Martels Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Martel, Martelle, Martelles, Martal, Martales, Martell, Mertel, Mertelle and many more.
Early Notables of the Martels family (pre 1700)
Anjou (1271-1295), also known as Charles I Martel; he was the son of king Charles II of Naples and Maria of Hungary...
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Migration of the Martels family to the New World and Oceana
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Martels Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Martels Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
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