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

Spouse and Children

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


    Marie Modeste Giroir


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Martin





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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.

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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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