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Of all the French names to come from Normandy, Martineau is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Normandy.

Martineau Early Origins



The surname Martineau was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family has held a family seat since early times.

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Martineau Spelling Variations


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Martineau Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Martigny, Martignie, Martignies, Marrtigny, Marrtignie, Marrtignies, Martigney, Martinerie, Martinière, Martinier, Martini, Martygny, Martygnie, Martygnies, Marttigny, Marttignie, Marttignies, de Martigny, du Martigny and many more.

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Martineau Early History


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Martineau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Martineau research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1139, 1204, 1358, 1419, 1562, 1576, and 1593 are included under the topic Early Martineau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Martineau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Martineau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Martineau 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:

Martineau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Louis Martineau, aged 27, arrived in Quebec in 1656
  • Jean Martineau, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
  • Jehan Martineau, who landed in Montreal in 1659

Martineau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Antoine Martineau who settled in Quebec in 1758

Martineau Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Martineau landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Arab
  • Henry Martineau arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Martineau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Martineau (post 1700)



  • Alfred Albert Martineau (1857-1941), Governor-General in the French Colonial Empire
  • Jean Martineau CC , QC (1895-1985), Canadian lawyer and President of the Canada Council for the Arts
  • Eugène Martineau (1837-1880), Canadian mayor of Ottawa (1872 to 1873)
  • François Martineau (1844-1911), Canadian politician
  • Horace Robert Martineau VC (1874-1916), British recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Jérôme Martineau (1750-1809), French-Canadian businessman and politician in Lower Canada
  • Robert Martineau (1798-1870), Mayor of Birmingham, England (1846 to 1847)
  • James Martineau (1805-1900), English Unitarian theologian
  • Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), English writer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sub umbra tuarum
Motto Translation: I will rest under a shadow.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. 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. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Martineau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Martineau 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 September 2016 at 16:11.

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