The name Martone arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Martone comes from the Norman given name Marton.
Early Origins of the Martone family
The surname Martone was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Martone family
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Martone Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Marton, Marten, Martone and others.
Early Notables of the Martone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Martone family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Martone or a variant listed above: George Marton, who settled in Virginia in 1653; Mathew Marton settled in Virginia in 1639; Ralph Marton settled in Virginia in 1651; Mathew Marton settled in New Jersey in 1769..