Martin Family Crest

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 family name can be traced back to the 11th century, when it was first used in England. It is thought to be derived from the given name Martin, which was popular among early Christians.

The Martin family name is most common in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the United States. The Martins were first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from very early times.

During the Middle Ages, the Martin family name was associated with the English nobility.

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Summary of the Martin family and the Martin family crest

  • The Martin family name is derived from the Latin name Martinus, which means "of Mars", the Roman god of war.
  • The first recorded Martin family member in England was Sir William Martin, who was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.
  • The Martin family motto is "Fortis et Fidelis", which means "Strong and Faithful".
  • The Martin name was popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, and was borne by several kings and saints.
  • The early Martins were a Norman family who settled in England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
  • The Martin family name is most commonly associated with the counties of Devon and Cornwall in 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 Martin is also found in Ireland, where it was introduced by English settlers in the Middle Ages.
  • The Martin family name is the 13th most common surname in the United Kingdom and is also common in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and the United States of America.