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The surname Martinho is a Spanish patronymic surname, an early form of hereditary surnames which were derived from the father's given name. Martinho comes from the personal name Martin, which is itself derived from the Latin Martinus, whose root is Mars, the name of the Roman god of fertility and war. The name Martinho became popular throughout Christian Europe after it was borne by the 4th century saint Martin of Tours.

Martinho Early Origins



The surname Martinho was first found in Old Castile, in the heart of Spain, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

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Martinho Spelling Variations


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Martinho Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Martínez, Martinez, Martíniz, Martiniz, Martin, Martins, Martín, Marcial and many more.

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Martinho Early History


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Martinho Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Martinho research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1136, 1300, 1438, 1638 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Martinho History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Martinho Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Martinho Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Pedro Martínez de Fita and Petro Martínez de la Font, twelfth century Castilian noblemen, García Martínez de Gordaliza, Ferran Martínez de Petrosa and Sancho Martínez de Leiva, thirteenth century noblemen, Ferrán Martínez, author of the "Libro del cavallero Zifar" (c.1300), Alfonso Martínez de Toledo...

Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Martinho 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 or some of its variants were: Juan Martínez de Ampués, who became Governor of Santo Domingo and founded the first Spanish city in Venezuela, Coro (1527). He later became Governor of Curaçao. Also of note was Domingo Martínez de Irala, who voyaged to Argentina with Pedro de Mendoza and eventually was named Governor of Paraguay. Other bearers of the family name who emigrated to Spain's colonies in the New World include Isabel, who emigrated to Peru in 1560.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Martinho Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Martinho 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 19 July 2013 at 13:50.

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