1859–1898 (Age 39) Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Life of Mary
When Mary Martin was born in 1859, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Martin Martin, was 32 and her mother, Euphemia Campbell, was 38. She had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Duncan H. Gillis. She died in 1898, in Stellarton, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 39.
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.