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The name Martindale belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in the settlement of Martindale in the county of Westmorland
(now part of Cumbria). The surname Martindale belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
The surname Martindale was first found in Westmorland
where they held a family seat
at Barton from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D. The valley of Martindale lies close to Hawes Water in the Lake District of England
. The valley is accessed across Deepdale Beck from Patterdale which is eight miles from Ambleside.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Martindale include Martindall, Martindale, Martyndale, Martyndall, Martyndate, Martyndell, Martynelle, Martynsdale, Martindate, Martindel, Martindell, Martinelle, Martinsdale, Martyngalle, Martyngall, Martinsdall, Martingale, Martingall, Martingdale and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Martindale research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1623 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Martindale History in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Martindale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Martindale were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Martindale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Martindale, who arrived in Maryland in 1674
- Elizabeth Martindale, who arrived in Maryland in 1676
- Edward and Margaret Martindale (sometimes spelled Martindell) who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682
- Margarett Martindale, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
- Edward Martindale, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
Martindale Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Martindale arrived in New York State in 1758
Martindale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Martindale arrived in New York in 1820
- H Martindale, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860
- A. Martindale, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1892
- Arthur Martindale, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1895
Martindale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Emma Martindale, aged 35, who emigrated to America, in 1908
- Annie Martindale, aged 28, who landed in America from England, in 1912
- Edmund Martindale, aged 16, who settled in America from Lonprote, England, in 1914
- Eliza Martindale, aged 53, who landed in America from Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1918
- Charles Martindale, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1919
- Don "Wink" Martindale (b. 1963), American former defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos
- Winston Conrad "Wink" Martindale (b. 1933), American disc jockey, radio personality, game show host
- James B. "J.B." Martindale (1836-1904), American founder of the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, son of Elijah Martindale
- John Henry Martindale (1815-1881), American lawyer, Union Army general, politician and New York State Attorney General
- Henry Clinton Martindale (1780-1860), American lawyer and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1823-1831) and (1833-1835), father of John Martindale
- Elijah Martindale (1793-1874), American pioneer to Indiana from Laurens County, South Carolina, leader of the Restoration Movement
- Margo Martindale (b. 1951), American Tony Award-nominated stage, television and film actress
- Winston Conrad "Wink" Martindale (b. 1934), American game show host
- Marianne Martindale, better known as Miss Martindale, an English writer and columnist
- Dr. Louisa Martindale CBE, FRCOG, JP (1872-1966), English physician, surgeon, and writer
Martindale Historic Events
- Mr. Norman Martindale (b. 1924), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Ashton-under-lyne, Manchester, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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- Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
- Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
- Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
- Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
- Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
- Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
- Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
- Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
The Martindale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Martindale 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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