When Rebecca Covell Martin was born in 1806, in Rhode Island, United States, her father, William Brown Martin, was 29 and her mother, Sally Thurber, was 31. She married James Humphrey about 1827, in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 26 February 1892, in her hometown, at the age of 86, and was buried in North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
English, Scottish, Irish, French, Walloon, Breton, Dutch, Flemish, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Italian (Veneto); Spanish (Martín): from a personal name derived from Latin Martinus, itself 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 Christian saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. In North America, the surname Martin has absorbed cognates and derivatives from other languages, e.g. Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Marcin , Albanian Martini , Polish surnames beginning with Marcin-, and Slovenian patronymics like Martinčič (see Martincic ). Martin is the most frequent surname in France and one of the most frequent surnames in Wallonia.
English: variant of Marton .
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mártain, ‘descendant of Martin’ (compare 1 above). Otherwise, a shortened form of Gilmartin or McMartin ; sometimes also spelled Martyn.