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The surname Martiniz is a Spanish patronymic surname, an early form of hereditary surnames which were derived from the father's given name. Martiniz 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 Martiniz became popular throughout Christian Europe after it was borne by the 4th century saint Martin of Tours.

Martiniz Early Origins



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

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Martiniz Spelling Variations


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Martiniz Spelling Variations



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

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Martiniz Early History


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Martiniz Early History



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

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Martiniz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Martiniz 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 Martiniz 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. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    3. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Martiniz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Martiniz 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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