Martin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Martin is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Martin comes from the Latin name Martinus, which is a derivative of Mars, who was the Roman god of fertility and war. The popularity of the name Martin is due to Saint Martin de Tours, who was one of the best known saints in the Western World. With the spread of Christianity, people named their children after saints in the hope that the children might enjoy that saint's patronage. Martin is also one of the few saints' names, other than the names of Old English saints, found in England before the Norman Conquest. [1]

Early Origins of the Martin family

The surname Martin was first found in Pembrokeshire. "Martin, Sire of Tour, four miles from Bayeux, came over with William of Normandy in 1066; and conquered the territory of Kemeys in Pembrokeshire. It was erected into a Paltime Barony, which he governed as Lord Marcher, having his castle at Newport, where its ruins still exist. " [2]

"The famous Martin de Tours, who came over from Normandy with the Conqueror was distinguished at the battle of Hastings. Subsequently he acquired by conquest, as one of the Lords Marcher, a large district in Pembrokeshire, called Cemaes or Kemes, and became Palatine Baron thereof, exercising within his territory, subject to feudal homage to the King, all the jura regalia which, at that period, appertained to the crown of the English monarch, He made Newport the head of his Palatinate, and there erected his castle, the ruins of which still exist." [3]

Later, some of the family were found in early times at Westmeston in Sussex. "The church is principally in the early English style, with a plain Norman arch between the nave and chancel; it contains a rudely-constructed circular stone font, and at the east end of the south aisle is an ancient chapel, the burial-place of the Marten family." [4]

And another branch of the family was found at Anstey-Pastures in Leicestershire in early times. "This place, which was formerly parcel of the 'Ffrith of Leicestre,' and of the ancient duchy of Lancaster, was granted in the 27th of Elizabeth to Thomas Martyn and others, on a lease of 31 years, and after the expiration of that term was purchased, in the 4th of James I., from Robert, Earl of Salisbury, lord treasurer of England, by Robert Martyn, of Anstey, whose descendants have a seat here." [4]

Down in the parish of Tamerton, Cornwall, "the manor and barton of Wilsworthy, in this parish, have been in the family of Martyn for many generations. This property now belongs to the Rev. Thomas Waddon Martyn, rector of Luffingcot in Devonshire." [5]

In nearby Devon, Raddon was once held by the Martyns and Audleys in the reign of Henry VIII. [6] "Holsworthy, [ Devon has a] market which is one of great antiquity ; and the chief fair was recorded in the time of Edward I. as having belonged to the ancestors of William Martyn from time immemorial." [6]

Early History of the Martin family

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Martin Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Martin, Matin, Mattin, Martyn and others.

Early Notables of the Martin family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Martyn of Athelhampton (c. 1446-1503), Sheriff of London in 1484 and Lord Mayor of London in 1492; Sir Richard Martin, Lord Mayor of London in 1594; Robert Martin, Esquire, who was made the Sheriff of the County of Radnour in 1648; Sir Thomas Martin Knight and Baronet, High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingtonshire in 1643; Christopher Martin (ca. 1582-1620), from Essex, was a Pilgrim and signer of the Mayflower Compact; Christopher Martyn (c. 1617-1678), an English politician who sat in the House...
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Martin World Ranking

In the United States, the name Martin is the 16th most popular surname with an estimated 678,951 people with that name. [7] However, in Canada, the name Martin is ranked the 4th most popular surname with an estimated 91,680 people with that name. [8] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Martin is the 34th popular surname. [9] Newfoundland, Canada ranks Martin as 16th with 871 people. [10] France ranks Martin as 1st with 235,846 people. [11] Australia ranks Martin as 12nd with 60,595 people. [12] New Zealand ranks Martin as 25th with 5,838 people. [13] The United Kingdom ranks Martin as 20th with 117,812 people. [14] South America ranks Martin as 26th with 124 people. [15] South Africa ranks Martin as 267th with 25,719 people. [16]

Ireland Migration of the Martin family to Ireland

Some of the Martin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Martin migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Martin or a variant listed above were:

Martin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Martin, who settled in Virginia in 1606
  • Christopher Martin and his wife Mary, who arrived in America on the "Mayflower" in 1620
  • Christopher Martin, who settled in Plymouth in 1620
  • Giles Martin, aged 23, who arrived in New England in 1623
  • Joe Martin, who settled in Providence, Rhode Island in 1635
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Martin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Martin, who landed in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1782 [17]
Martin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Martin, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 [17]
  • Barbara Martin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806 [17]
  • Andrew Martin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [17]
  • James Martin, who arrived in New York in 1820
  • August, Edmond and Belfort Saint Martin, who settled in New Orleans in 1820
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Martin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mr. Robert Martin, (b. 1842), aged 58, Cornish farmer, from St Austell, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Lucania" arriving at Ellis Island, UK on 13th October 1900 en route to California, USA [18]
  • Mr. Richard Martin, (b. 1903), aged 6 months, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Lucania" arriving at Ellis Island, UK on 4th July 1903 en route to Vulcan, Michigan, USA [18]
  • Miss Mildred Martin, (b. 1890), aged 13, Cornish settler, from Helston, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "New York" arriving at Ellis Island, UK on 12th September 1903 en route to Vulcan, Michigan, USA [18]
  • Mr. John Martin, (b. 1873), aged 30, Cornish miner travelling aboard the ship "St Paul" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 19th July 1903 en route to Park City, Utah, USA [18]
  • Mrs. Mary Martin, (b. 1865), aged 38, Cornish settler, from Helstone, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "New York" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 12th September 1903 en route to Vulcan, Michigan, USA [18]
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Canada Martin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Martin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Bernard Martin, who landed in Acadia in 1636
  • Pierre Martin, who married Catherine Vigneau in 1630 and sailed with her from Touraine to Acadia in 1636
  • Antoine Martin, son of Jean and Isabelle, who married Denise Sevestre, daughter of Charles and Marie, in Quebec on 18th June 1646 [19]
  • Mr. Louis Martin, French labourer travelling to Canada to work for Arnaud Peré arriving on 26th March 1656 [20]
  • Mr. Joachim Martin, French labourer travelling to Canada to work for François Peron, arriving on 11th April 1656 [20]
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Martin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Louis Martin, son of Joachim and Anne, who married Louise Raté, daughter of Jacques and Anne, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 12th January 1700 [19]
  • Jean-Baptiste Martin, son of Joachim and Anne, who married Marie Genest, daughter of Jacques and Catherine, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 25th November 1710 [19]
  • Jean-François Martin, son of Mathieu-François and Catherine, who married Angélique Chartier, daughter of René-Louis and Marie-Madeleine, in Quebec on 3rd November 1712 [19]
  • François Martin, son of François and Catherine, who married Marie-Jeanne Trotier, daughter of Joseph and Jeanne, in Quebec on 14th May 1713 [19]
  • Hilaire Martin, son of Pierre and Marie-Madeleine, who married Marguerite Bruneau, daughter of René and Anne, in Quebec on 8th November 1714 [19]
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Martin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Christian Martin, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Thomas Martin, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • Johanna Martin, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • William Martin, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Jane Martin, aged 35, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Sea Horse" in 1833
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Martin Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Mr. William Martin, (b. 1884), aged 21, Cornish carpenter, from St Blazey, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Caronia" arriving at Ellis Island, UK on 10th April 1905 en route to Greenwood, British Columbia, Canada [18]

Australia Martin migration to Australia +

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

Martin Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Martin, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 16th July 1789, sentenced for 7 years for stealing black tin from Mr. Daniell, transported Atlantic" on 27th March 1791 to New South Wales, Australia [21]
Martin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Martin, British Convict who was convicted in Southampton, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Earl Cornwallis" in August 1800, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [22]
  • Miss. Jane Martin, Irish convict who was convicted in Waterford, Ireland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Atlas" on 29th November 1801, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [23]
  • Mr. Joseph Martin, (Shephard, John), British Convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for life, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 4th December 1803, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [24]
  • Mr. James Martin, English convict who was convicted in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England for 7 years for burglary, transported aboard the "Duke of Portland" in January 1807, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [25]
  • Mr. Joseph Martin, (b. 1765), aged 42, English brick layer who was convicted in Chelmsford, Essex, England for 14 years , transported aboard the "Duke of Portland" in January 1807, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [25]
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Martin Settlers in Australia in the 20th Century
  • Miss Millicent Martin, (b. 1883), aged 18, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Duke of Devonshire" arriving in Queensland, Australia on 16th January 1901 [26]

New Zealand Martin migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Martin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Albin Martin, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Mrs Hannah Martin, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Martha Ridgway
  • Hugh Martin, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1840
  • Robert Martin, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Martin, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
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West Indies Martin migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [27]
Martin Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Simon Martin, who immigrated to St Christopher in 1633
  • Mr. John Martin, Cornish settler from St Ives, Cornwall, (b. 1616), aged 18, British settler travelling from Plymouth, England aboard the ship "Margarett" arriving in St Christopher (Saint Kitts) on 1st March 1634 [28]
  • Mr. Simon Martin, Cornish settler from St Ives, Cornwall, (b. 1616), aged 18, British settler travelling from Plymouth, England aboard the ship "Margarett" arriving in St Christopher (Saint Kitts) on 1st March 1634 [28]
  • Mr. Thomas Martin, Cornish settler from Cardinham, Cornwall, (b. 1610), aged 24, British settler travelling from Plymouth, England aboard the ship "Margarett" arriving in St Christopher (Saint Kitts) on 1st March 1634 [28]
  • Mr. Thomas Martin, (b. 1619), aged 16, British settler travelling from London, England aboard the ship "Anne and Elizabeth" arriving in Barbados in 1635 [29]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Martin (post 1700) +

  • Sir George Martin (1926-2016), English six-time Grammy Award winning music producer, best known for his work with the "Beatles,"sometimes referred to as "the Fifth Beatle"; for 37 straight weeks one of Martin's recordings topped the British charts in 1963
  • Andrea Monica Martin (1972-2021), American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer
  • Russell Dale Martin (1960-2021), American radio presenter in Dallas, Texas
  • Sean Stephane Martin (1960-2020), American-Canadian cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic designer
  • Henry Martin (1925-2020), American cartoonist, known for his work with The New Yorker, Punch, Ladies' Home Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, the Princeton Alumni Weekly and many other magazines
  • John Martin (1939-2019), American driver in the USAC and CART Championship Car series
  • Mardik Martin (1934-2019), American screenwriter of Armenian descent, best known for his work with Martin Scorsese
  • Thomas Commerford Martin (1856-1924), English-born, American electrical engineer and editor; he was associated with Thomas A. Edison in his work in 1877–1879 and was executive secretary of the National Electric Light Association, and in 1900–1911
  • Esmond Bradley Martin (1941-2018), American conservationist from New York City who fought for the preservation of the rhinoceros and against the illegal trade of rhinoceros horns; he was found dead with a stab wound to his neck in Nairobi, Kenya
  • James Douglas Martin (1918-2017), American businessman and Republican politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama (1965-1967)
  • ... (Another 68 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Miss Sarah Jane Martin (1914-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; she died in the crash [30]
Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. Thomas L Martin (b. 1962), American Private from Louisville, Kentucky, USA who died in the crash [31]
Bismarck
  • Rudolf Martin (1920-2004), German Maschinengefreiter serving aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he survived the sinking [32]
Empress of Ireland
  • Mrs. Emma Martin (1861-1914), née Payne Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [33]
Flight TWA 800
  • Mrs. Betty Ruth Martin (1927-1996), from Belleville, Illinois, USA, American passenger flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash [34]
Fraterville mine
  • Mr. James W. Martin, American coal miner at Fraterville mine in Tennessee, on the 19th May 1902 when an explosion collapsed the mine; he died [35]
  • Mr. Daniel Martin, American coal miner at Fraterville mine in Tennessee, on the 19th May 1902 when an explosion collapsed the mine; he died [35]
Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Basil  Martin, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [36]
HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Leslie Frank Martin (1921-1941), Australian Steward from Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [37]
  • Mr. Leslie James Frederick Martin (1922-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Clyde, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [37]
  • Mr. James Hearle Martin (1919-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Prospect, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [37]
  • Mr. Alan Douglas Martin (1923-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [37]
HMS Dorsetshire
  • David Martin (d. 1945), British Stoker 1st Class aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [38]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. William R Martin (b. 1915), English Sergeant serving for the Royal Marine from Cheddleton, Leek, Staffordshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [39]
  • Mr. Thomas G Martin (b. 1914), Welsh Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [39]
  • Mr. John W Martin (b. 1924), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Ryde, Isle of Wight, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [39]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. William Martin, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [40]
  • Mr. Frederick J Martin, British Leading Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [40]
  • Mr. Francis John Martin, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [40]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. William Martin (b. 1917), British sailor, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [41]
  • Mr. Edgar Martin, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [41]
HMS Royal Oak
  • R. Martin, British Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [42]
  • Frederick A. Martin, British Marine with the Royal Marine aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [42]
  • Leonard George Martin (1923-1939), British Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [42]
  • Horace James Martin (1920-1939), British Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [42]
  • Edward James Martin (d. 1939), British Midshipman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [42]
Monongah Mine
  • Mr. Henry Martin (b. 1864), Italian coal miner who was in mine 6 at the Monongah mine on 6th December 1907 when it exploded and collapsed; he died [43]
  • Mr. John Martin (b. 1879), Italian coal miner who was in mine 6 at the Monongah mine on 6th December 1907 when it exploded and collapsed; he died [43]
  • Mr. Scott Martin (b. 1876), Italian coal miner who was in mine 8 at the Monongah mine on 6th December 1907 when it exploded and collapsed; he died [43]
Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)
  • Noel George Martin (1961-1988), Jamaican Passenger from Clapton, England, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died [44]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Albert Martin, English Leading Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [45]
  • Miss Ruby Martin, English 2nd Class passenger residing in New York, New York, USA returning to England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [46]
  • Mr. Charles D. Martin, American 2nd Class passenger from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [46]
  • Mrs. Laura Martin, English 3rd Class passenger from Nottinghamshire, England returning home after her husband died, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [46]
RMS Titanic
  • Miss Margaret Edwina "Mabel" Martin, aged 20, English Cashier from London, England who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 6 [47]
  • Mrs. Annie Martin, aged 33, English Stewardess from Portsmouth, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 11 [47]
  • Mr. F. Martin, aged 29, English Scullion from Fareham, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 13 [47]
Senghenydd colliery
  • Mr. Alfred Charles Martin (b. 1890), Welsh coal miner from Senghenydd, Caerphilly, Wales who was working at the Senghenydd colliery when there was an explosion on the 14th October 1913; he died
SS Caribou
  • Mr. Edgar Raymond Martin, Newfoundland passenger from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador was travelling aboard the railway ferry "SS Caribou" when it was struck by a German submarine torpedo on 14th October 1942, the most significant sinking in Canadian waters at that time, he died in the sinking
SS Newfoundland
  • Mr. Charles Martin (b. 1894), Newfoundlander from Elliston, who on the 30th March 1914 he was part of the Seal Crew of the "SS Newfoundland" leaving the ship to intercept the Stephano which took him to the hunting grounds, he disembarked to begin sealing, but was caught in a thickening storm, attempting to return to the Newfoundland he and the 132 crew made camp for two days the sealers were stranded on the ice in a blizzard attempting to return to the ship, he survived
  • Mr. Eric Martin, Newfoundlander from Pouch Cove, who on the 30th March 1914 he was part of the Seal Crew of the "SS Newfoundland" leaving the ship to intercept the Stephano which took him to the hunting grounds, he disembarked to begin sealing, but was caught in a thickening storm, attempting to return to the Newfoundland he and the 132 crew made camp for two days the sealers were stranded on the ice in a blizzard attempting to return to the ship, he survived
  • Mr. Samuel Martin (1862-1914), Newfoundlander from Elliston, who on the 30th March 1914 he was part of the Seal Crew of the "SS Newfoundland" leaving the ship to intercept the Stephano which took him to the hunting grounds, he disembarked to begin sealing, but was caught in a thickening storm, attempting to return to the Newfoundland he and the 132 crew made camp for two days the sealers were stranded on the ice in a blizzard attempting to return to the ship, he died during this time
SS Southern Cross
  • Mr. James Martin (1895-1914), Newfoundlander from St. John's who was aboard the "SS Southern Cross" when it is suspected she sank between the 31st March 1914 and early April during the storm with a heavy load of pelts; no survivors were ever found
  • Mr. Arthur Martin (1892-1914), Newfoundlander from Harbour Grace who was aboard the "SS Southern Cross" when it is suspected she sank between the 31st March 1914 and early April during the storm with a heavy load of pelts; no survivors were ever found
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Luster Lee Martin, American Fireman Third Class from Arkansas, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [48]
  • Mr. Hugh Lee Martin, American Yeoman Third Class from Utah, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [48]
  • Mr. James Albert Martin, American Boatswain's Mate First Class from Texas, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [48]
  • Mr. James Orrwell Martin, American Seaman Second Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [48]
Winter Quarters coal mine
  • Mr. J. C. Martin, American mine worker residing in Scofield, Utah who worked in the Winter Quarters coal mine on 1st May 1900, when 10 of the 25lb kegs of black powder exploded; he died in the explosion [49]


Suggested Readings for the name Martin +

  • Adam Martin (1755-1835) and Thomas Roy Musick (1757-1842), St. Louis County, Missouri, Pioneers by Michal Martin Farmer.
  • Colonial Pioneers: Martin and Bell Families and their Kin by Mary Coates Martin.
  • Deacon John Burnham of Ipswich and Ebenezeer Martin of Rehoboth, Massachusetts by Elisabeth Puckett Martin.

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