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.
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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
^ 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)