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MARTINEZ - Name Meaning & Origin

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MARTINEZ Surname Meaning & Origin:

Martinez is a patronymic surname meaning "son of Martin." Martin is from the Latin "Martinus," a derivitive of "Mars," the Roman god of fertility and war.

Surname Origin:

Alternate Surname Spellings:

MARTINS, MARTINSON; see also MARTIN

Fun Facts About the Martinez Surname:

Martinez is the most common surname in the Spanish language, and the most popular Spanish surname in America.

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Genealogy Resources for the Surname MARTINEZ:

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Common Hispanic Surnames & Their Meanings
Learn about the origins of Hispanic last names, and the meanings of many of the most common Spanish surnames.

Martinez DNA Project
The Martinez DNA Project is open to any male with the Martinez surname or its variant from anywhere in the world.

Martinez Family Genealogy Forum
Search this popular genealogy forum for the Martinez surname to find others who might be researching your ancestors, or post your own Martinez query.

FamilySearch - MARTINEZ Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Martinez surname and its variations.

MARTINEZ Surname & Family Mailing Lists
RootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Martinez surname.

Cousin Connect - MARTINEZ Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - MARTINEZ Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Martinez.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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