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Mary Peer My Grandmother, Birdie Etta Martin(Peer), on her family side settled in a small town called Woodburn, Iowa from Missouri. I been trying to find current
Martin family relatives that are connected somehow to this Martin family I'm
referring to. These are the names of her father's parents, Marion Thompson Martin and Hannah Josephine Stout. My grandmother father's name is Russia Ferguson Martin. I believe her brothers settled in Colorado and Montana. Though there was one other relative who had came to settle in
the state of Wyoming sometime around, I believe, the 1900's? Apparently a well known cowboy in his time. I know all of my Grandmother's family and relatives are no longer around. But I thought I see if there might be maybe just a few who might be around. Would love to connect with actual Martin relatives if all possible. Thank you. Anyone needing more information or have some questions, please let me know. Thank you for reading.
Feb 12, 2014 · Reply
Randi Uhler My great-great grandmother was Mary Martin, daughter of John H. Martin and Elisabeth Bishop, of Middlesex and Morris Counties in New Jersey. I know some of the children went west, but there was a large family in these counties and in Wantage Township, Sussex County, NJ. There is a very old book on Martin Ancestry at "The Open Library" website: [external link] Good Hunting!
Jul 30, 2014 · Reply
Mandy Shannon My name is Mandy (Martin) Wenzler, my grandparents were Henry Powell Martin, Jr., and Bernice Lee (Raines) (Wilson) Martin. 1970's they moved to Walls, MS in Desoto County, MS. My grandfather had been married to Vera Burchett prior to my grandparents marriage and had five children (Marilyn, Sharon, Henry, Bobby, and Mickey). My grandmother was married to Jewel Wilson and had three children (Conley, Carol, and Diane). My grandparents had two children (Freddie and Lynn). My grandfather worked for Illinois Central Railroad and my grandmother was retired. My grandmothers mom's name was Ida Mae (O'Neil, Raines) Youngblood, at the time of her death and she had three siblings Ernistine Embry Baker, Bill Young blood, and Jimmy Young blood. My grandfather had a brother David and a sister Ellen. He also had a older brother or uncle named Rufus all from Memphis, TN. Any info. Would be greatly appreciated.
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Martin Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

In England, Martin is a variation on Marton which was given to people who settled in areas with a geographic boundary.  In France, Martin is one of the common French surnames and is attributed to Saint Martin of Tours.

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Most Common Martin First Names

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  • John 3.1%
  • William 2.8%
  • James 2.6%
  • Mary 2.0%
  • Robert 1.7%
  • Charles 1.5%
  • George 1.4%
  • Joseph 1.3%
  • Thomas 1.2%
  • Jean 1.0%
  • Marie 0.8%
  • Edward 0.8%
  • Henry 0.7%
  • Richard 0.7%
  • Margaret 0.7%
  • David 0.6%
  • Elizabeth 0.6%
  • Mathurin 0.6%
  • Frank 0.6%
  • Martin 0.6%
  • Louis 0.5%
  • Paul 0.5%
  • Helen 0.5%
  • Michael 0.5%
  • Dorothy 0.5%
  • Walter 0.5%
  • Donald 0.4%
  • Albert 0.4%
  • Arthur 0.4%
  • Anna 0.4%
  • Pierre 0.4%
  • Ruth 0.4%
  • Harold 0.4%
  • Harry 0.4%
  • Catherine 0.4%
  • J 0.4%
  • Claude 0.4%
  • Raymond 0.3%
  • Annie 0.3%
  • Samuel 0.3%
  • Alice 0.3%
  • Kenneth 0.3%
  • Willie 0.3%
  • Clarence 0.3%
  • Frances 0.3%
  • Roy 0.3%
  • Florence 0.3%
  • Francis 0.3%
  • Sarah 0.3%
  • Ernest 0.3%

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