The distinguished Czech surname Martunka is composed of two elements: "Martin," derived from the Latin "Martinus," and the characteristic suffix "-ek," indicating "son of." Thus, the surname Martunka indicates "a son of Martin."
Early Origins of the Martunka family
The surname Martunka was first found in Bohemia, where the name is thought to have emerged. It was likely first borne by a son of someone named Martin during the Middle Ages, when hereditary surnames
were first beginning to emerge in the region. The young Martunka family was instrumental during this turbulent period, figuring prominently in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval Bohemian society.
Early History of the Martunka family
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Martunka Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Martinek, Martinec, Martunka, Martineck and others.
Early Notables of the Martunka family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Martunka family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Franz Martinek, who immigrated to New York in 1854; Martin Martinec, who was living in San Francisco in 1856; John Martineck, who arrived in New Orleans in 1861.