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WELCOME HOME
One great tree with many branches
Welcome to the House of Martin!
This site is dedicated to the Martin family from around the world. If you are a Martin, or any variation of the spelling, feel at home. This is your house, and you are always welcome here.

The best way to navigate the pages is to think of the Martins as a “world tribe”. You may have been born in Ireland, or France, or Norway, but as a Martin, you belong to something bigger. The various mass migrations due to war or other circumstances mixed different tribes of Martins in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, to name a few.

The history of the world over the past 300 years is also the history of the Martins, because of the extensive and widespread reach of the family. So, when you read about history, there is a part of you in every page. There has been a Martin involved in everything from being a General to William the Conquerer to an American soldier at the Battle of the Alamo. Martins come from everywhere, and are involved in all walks of life. It will be up to every Martin reading this to contribute his or her part of the story.

This website is going to be a continuing work in progress, as we piece together our family. PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN THE VARIOUS MARTIN DNA STUDIES. They are one great tool to put together the missing pieces in our ancestry and history. This reward in this journey is not the end, but our experience in making it together. I look forward to hearing from you.
List of Name Variations:
MacMartin, McMartin, Martin, Martyn, Martinson, Martine, Marten, Martain, Merton, Morton, Mortinson, Martenn, Martijn, Martinien, Martino, Martinos, Martinus, Marton.
Martin Surname Origin:
Origin:
English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak and Spanish
From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god MARS. Saint Martin of Tours was a 4th-century bishop who is the patron saint of France. According to legend, he came across a cold beggar in the middle of winter so he ripped his cloak in two and gave half of it to the beggar. Five popes have borne this name. Another influential bearer was Martin Luther, the theologian who began the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century.

In the Gaelic, mor is great, and duin, a man. Morduin, a chief, a warrior.

Martin is an extremely common name throughout Ireland, and may be of English, Scottish or Gaelic origin. The Gaelic clan name comes from “Mac Giolla Mhártain”, which means ‘Devotee of Saint Martin’, similarly the Scots Gaelic name was “Mac Gille Mhártainn”. There are also Martins who were of English origin, and came to Ireland with the Anglo-Norman invasion to establish themselves as one of the fourteen tribes of Galway. The name is now thirty-eighth most numerous in Ireland, and is most common in the western province of Connacht.
Martin Immigrants
Top Places of Origin for Martin Immigrants
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Top Places of Origin for Martyn Immigrants
Top Places of Origin for Martain Immigrants
Top Places of Origin for Martine Immigrants
Top Places of Origin for Marten Immigrants
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Place of Origin
Martyn Immigrants
Italy
Germany
France
England
Ireland
Spain
90
71
34
22
14
13
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Normans
Martin and the Norman
Connections
SCOTO-Norman
Norman Ireland
Cambro-Norman
Italo-Normans
Vikings and Normans
Place of Origin
Martain Immigrants
Germany
Ireland
England
Preussen
Great Britain
Scotland
161
95
81
52
26
17
Place of Origin
Martyn Immigrants
Englan
Ireland
Great Britain
Preussen
Holland
Italy
30
23
6
6
2
2
Place of Origin
Martain Immigrants
England
Ireland
Great Britain
Preussen
Denamrk
Germany
11
6
5
5
3
3
Place of Origin
Gilmartin Immigrants
Sweden
Norway
Germany
Denmark
England
Ireland
200
86
30
19
19
12
Place of Origin
Martin Immigrants
Ireland
England
Germany
Great Britain
Scotland
France
4569
3521
1538
967
908
521
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This name may be derived from the Latin martius, warlike, from Mars, the God of War.