before 7 December 1729–1730 Gnosall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
The Life of Joseph
When Joseph Martin was born before 7 December 1729, in Gnosall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Martin, was 29 and his mother, Mary Allkin or Autkin, was 34. He died in 1730, in Gnosall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 1.
1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.