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Multiple Origins for the Surname Martens



Martens Early Origins



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.

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Martens Spelling Variations


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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.

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Martens Early History


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Martens Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Martens research. Another 235 words (17 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.

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Martens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Martens Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Martens 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:

Martens Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jan Martens, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1658
  • Tryntje Martens, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1658
  • Weyntje Martens, who arrived in New York, NY in 1659
  • Dirk Martens, aged 20, arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1660

Martens Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hannes Martens, aged 20, landed in Pennsylvania in 1742

Martens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Martens, who landed in Texas in 1844
  • Jira Martens, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1848
  • Heinrich Martens, aged 25, arrived in Missouri in 1849
  • Charles Martens, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1849
  • Charlotte Martens, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Martens Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • F.G.G. Martens arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder"
  • Matilda Martens arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Martens (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Martens (post 1700)



  • Leo Martens, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Marinette County, 1958
  • Jacob Martens, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924
  • Henry Martens, American Republican politician, Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, 1934-37
  • Harry H. Martens, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1945-50, 1953-56
  • Glenn W. Martens, American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 23rd District, 1923-24; South Dakota Republican State Chair, 1945
  • George W. Martens, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1952, 1956
  • 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
  • Clarence G. Martens, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Mt. Vernon, New York, 1927
  • Charles H. Martens (1883-1955), American Republican politician, Mayor of East Orange, New Jersey, 1918-52
  • Charles H. Martens, American politician, Village President of Franklin Park, Illinois, 1892-94
  • ... (Another 17 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. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. 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: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Martens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Martens 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.

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