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Martins Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Martim, vernacular form of Latin Martinus (see Martin). English and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Martin.

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

Similar surnames: Martin, Martis, Martina, Martini, Marin, Marti, Matias, Marcin

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Where is the Martins family from?

You can see how Martins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Martins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Martins families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 182 Martins families living in Norfolk. This was about 36% of all the recorded Martins's in the UK. Norfolk had the highest population of Martins families in 1891.
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What did your Martins ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Martins. 20% of Martins men worked as a General Labourer and 86% of Martins women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Martins were Gardener and Private Means.

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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
  • Horseman On Farm
  • Carpenter
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Household Duties
  • Private Means
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Martins. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Martins. For the veterans among your Martins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Martins lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Martins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Martins in 1947 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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