Martens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Martens family

The surname Martens was first found in Oldenburg in Lower Saxony where the name Martin was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Martens family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Martens research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1651, 1635, 1699 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Martens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Martens Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Martin, Martinn, Martins, Martinnes, Martinns, Marttin, Marttins, Marttines, Martines, Martinss, Marrtin, Marrttin, Martine, Marttine and many more.

Early Notables of the Martens family (pre 1700)

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United States Martens migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Martens Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jan Martens, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1658 [1]
  • Tryntje Martens, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1658 [1]
  • Weyntje Martens, who arrived in New York, NY in 1659 [1]
  • Dirk Martens, aged 20, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1660 [1]
Martens Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hannes Martens, aged 20, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742 [1]
Martens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wilhelm Martens, who landed in Texas in 1844 [1]
  • Jira Martens, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1848 [1]
  • Heinrich Martens, aged 25, who arrived in Missouri in 1849 [1]
  • Charles Martens, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Charlotte Martens, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Martens migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Martens Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • F.G.G. Martens, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder" [2]
  • Matilda Martens, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1850 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Martens (post 1700) +

  • Leo Martens, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Marinette County, 1958 [4]
  • Jacob Martens, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924 [4]
  • Henry Martens, American Republican politician, Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, 1934-37 [4]
  • Harry H. Martens, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1945-50, 1953-56 [4]
  • Glenn W. Martens, American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 23rd District, 1923-24; South Dakota Republican State Chair, 1945 [4]
  • George W. Martens, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1952, 1956 [4]
  • George F. Martens Jr. (1867-1926), American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hunterdon County, 1897-99; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Hunterdon County, 1904-06, 1913-21 [4]
  • Clarence G. Martens, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Mt. Vernon, New York, 1927 [4]
  • Charles H. Martens (1883-1955), American Republican politician, Mayor of East Orange, New Jersey, 1918-52 [4]
  • Charles H. Martens, American politician, Village President of Franklin Park, Illinois, 1892-94 [4]
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEINWARDER 1849 aka STEINWAERDER. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Steinwarder.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRIGHTMAN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Brightman.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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