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Early Origins of the Mertelle family

The surname Mertelle was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times. Charles Martel (c. 688-741) was a Frankish ruler best known for his victory at the Battle of Tours in 732, which halted the European invasion by the Moors. He was given the nickname Martel "the Hammer" for his approach to battle. At this early date, this was not of course, a hereditary surname. He is said to be the grandfather of Charlemagne.

Early History of the Mertelle family

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Mertelle Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Martel, Martelle, Martelles, Martal, Martales, Martell, Mertel, Mertelle and many more.

Early Notables of the Mertelle family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Charles Martel d' Anjou (1271-1295), also known as Charles I Martel; he was the son of king Charles II of Naples and Maria of Hungary...
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Migration of the Mertelle family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Martel, who settled with his wife Francesca Antonia, son Antonio 6, son Domingo 2, and daughter Blavina 11, in New Orleans in 1778; Augustina Martel settled in New Orleans in 1778.

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