Caterine Josephe Martin

4 May 1720–
Port Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Caterine Josephe

When Caterine Josephe Martin was born on 4 May 1720, in Port Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Charles Martin, was 24 and her mother, Jeanne Comeau, was 22. She married Francois Girouard on 4 February 1754. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Francois Girouard
1726–
Caterine Josephe Martin
1720–
Marriage: 4 February 1754
Marie Modeste Giroir
1754–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 February 1754
Grand Seurete De Saint Poney De Lavernede, Saint Jean Baptiste, Du Port Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada, Digby, Nova Scotia
children

(1)

    Marie Modeste Giroir

    Female1754–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Martin

    Male1696–1751Male

    Female1698–1744Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Catherine Martin, "Canada Marriages, 1661-1949"
  • Catharine Martin in entry for Marie Modeste Giroir, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"

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