The distinguished Czech surname Martineck is composed of two elements: "Martin," derived from the Latin "Martinus," and the characteristic suffix "-ek," indicating "son of." Thus, the surname Martineck indicates "a son of Martin."
Early Origins of the Martineck family
The surname Martineck was first found in Bohemia, where the name is thought to have emerged. It was likely first borne by a son of someone named Martin during the Middle Ages, when hereditary surnames
were first beginning to emerge in the region. The young Martineck family was instrumental during this turbulent period, figuring prominently in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval Bohemian society.
Early History of the Martineck family
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Martineck Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Martinek, Martinec, Martunka, Martineck and others.
Early Notables of the Martineck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Martineck family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Franz Martinek, who immigrated to New York in 1854; Martin Martinec, who was living in San Francisco in 1856; John Martineck, who arrived in New Orleans in 1861.
Contemporary Notables of the name Martineck (post 1700)
- Otto Martineck (b. 1874), prominent professor of medicine