When Charles William Martin was born on 10 August 1846, in Kanawha, Virginia, United States, his father, Redmond Edward Martin, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Midkiff, was 32. He married Virginia Ellen Midkiff on 1 June 1871, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Washington District, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States for about 40 years. He died on 9 April 1918, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Alum Creek, Lincoln, West Virginia, 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.