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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.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Martindale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
Martindale Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Martindale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Martindale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
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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