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Martell Family History

Martell Name Meaning

English, French, and German: variant spelling of Martel. Catalan: metonymic occupational name for a smith, or nickname for a forceful person, from martell ‘hammer’ (Late Latin martellus).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Martel, Martello, Mortell, Castell, Mantel, Hartell, Marcell, Morell

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Where is the Martell family from?

You can see how Martell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Martell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Martell families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 137 Martell families living in Hampshire. This was about 44% of all the recorded Martell's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Martell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Martell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Martell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Martell. 43% of Martell men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Martell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Martell were Lorry Driver and Domestic Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    43%
  • Colliery Haulage Below
    15%
  • Builders Labourer
    15%
  • Lorry Driver
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Private Means
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Martell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Martell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Martell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Martell. For the veterans among your Martell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Martell lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Martell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Martell in 1946 was 61, and 74 in 2004.

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