Martinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Martinson family

The surname Martinson was first found in Durham where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1463 when they held lands.

Early History of the Martinson family

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Martinson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Martinson, Martynson and others.

Early Notables of the Martinson family (pre 1700)

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Martinson Ranking

In the United States, the name Martinson is the 4,628th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Martinson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Martinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Knut Martinson, who arrived in Delaware in 1641 [2]
Martinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Martinson, who landed in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1889 [2]

Australia Martinson migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Martinson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Robert Martinson, (b. 1823), aged 34 who was convicted in Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England for 14 years for embezellment, transported aboard the "Clara" on 19th March 1857, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Martinson (post 1700) +

  • Gerald George "Jerry" Martinson (1942-2017), American Jesuit missionary and television personality
  • Robert Magnus Martinson (1927-1979), American sociologist, best known for his 1974 study "What Works?"
  • Gloria Martinson (b. 1929), American philanthropist, founder of Gleaners in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Constance Frye Martinson (b. 1932), American writer and television personality
  • Stephen Paul Martinson (b. 1957), retired American professional ice hockey player and current coach of the Allen Americans
  • Rita Martinson (b. 1937), American politician, Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives (1992-)
  • Bob Martinson (b. 1952), American politician, Member of the North Dakota House of Representatives (2000-)
  • Leslie H Martinson (b. 1915), American Golden Boot Award winning television and film director, known for his work on Batman: The Movie (1966), The Bionic Woman (1976) and Small Wonder (1985)
  • Neil Martinson (b. 1966), American artist
  • Harry Edmund Martinson (1904-1978), Swedish poet and novelist, awarded a joint Nobel Prize in Literature in 1974
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  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 11th February 2021, retrieved from on Facebook