Martlew History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Martlew family

The surname Martlew was first found in Lancashire 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 13th century when Adam, Alan and Andrew held estates in that shire in the township of Castleton. The variant Martley claims their origin from Martley, a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills district of the of Worcestershire.

Early History of the Martlew family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Martlew research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Martlew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Martlew Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marland, Markland, Merkland, Merland, Mearland, Marlane, Merlane, Mearlane, Marland and many more.

Early Notables of the Martlew family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Martlew Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Martlew migration to Australia +

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

Martlew Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Martlew, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1840 [1]
  • Phillis Martlew, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1840 [1]
  • William Martlew, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1840 [1]
  • James Martlew, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1840 [1]
  • Henry Martlew, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1840 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Martlew (post 1700) +

  • Alison Martlew, American musician, best known as the bassist for the punk rock band The Butchies, from Durham, North Carolina, active from 1985 to 2005
  • Mrs. Edith Mary Martlew B.E.M., British recipient of Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to the community in St Helens, Merseyside [2]
  • Eric Anthony Martlew (b. 1949), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Carlisle (1987-2010)

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Victor Martlew, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [3]


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Orleana.htm
  2. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  3. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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