Thomas Martin

20 July 1858–
Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Martin was born on 20 July 1858, in Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Martin, was 41 and his mother, Margaret Gardner, was 29. He lived in Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Martin
1817–
Margaret Gardner
1829–1913
Archibald Stark
1849–
William McLeod
1852–
James Mc Leod
1853–
Thomas Martin
1858–
Margaret Taylor Martin
1859–1927
Agnes Martin
1864–
William Martin
1867–1934

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Archibald Stark

    Male1849–Male

    William McLeod

    Male1852–Male

    James Mc Leod

    Male1853–Male

    Male1858–Male

    Female1859–1927Female

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World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 10

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
1884

Age 26

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 32

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

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 (3)

  • Thomas Martin in household of Thomas Martin, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Thomas Martin in household of Thomas Martin, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Thomas Martin in household of Thomas Martin, "Scotland Census, 1861"

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