Martin Family Crest
Meaning of the colors on the Martin family crest
Argent (silver) - symbolizes the renowned sincerity of Martin family members throughout history.
Azure (blue) - represents the family's desirable characteristics of truthfulness and loyalty.
Or (Gold) - symbolizes the historical generosity of this ancient family.
Meaning of the symbols on the Martin family crest
The sun - symbolizes splendor and everlasting glory with a connection to the fountain of life.
The moon - represents family members steady control and power over everyday actions.
The cross - symbolizes Christ's rise from the dead to claim victory over sin. A connection to the family's early religious associations.
The starfish - represents how the Virgin Mary guides family members safely through the turmoils of life.
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Origins of the Martin family name
The Martin surname has a long history and was first used in England in the eleventh century. It is said to have originated from the popular Christian baby name Martin.
The United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland are the countries where the Martin surname is most prevalent. The Martins were initially discovered in Norfolk, where they had lived since very early on as a family.
The Martin family name was connected to the English nobility during the Middle Ages.
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Summary of the Martin family and the Martin family crest
- The Latin name Martinus, which translates to "of Mars," the Roman god of war, is where the Martin surname originates.
- Sir William Martin, who was listed in what is referred to as "the domesday book" of 1086, was the first member of the Martin family in England to be formally recorded.
- Several rulers and saints of early Northern Europe had the name, which was well-liked during the Middle Ages throughout Europe.
- Following the Norman Conquest in 1066, the early Martin family members landed in England. They were of Norman descent.
- The family name is most commonly associated with the counties of Devon and Cornwall in the southern parts of present day England.
- The Martins were a prominent family in medieval England, and held a number of important positions in the royal court and government.
- The family name is also found in Ireland, where it was introduced by English settlers in the Middle Ages.
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