John Martin

January 1830–
Mecklenburg, Germany

The Life of John

John Martin was born in January 1830, in Mecklenburg, Germany. He had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Mary Buclay or Lightline.

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John Martin
Mary Buclay or Lightline
John M. Martin
John M C Martin
William Martin
Lemia Martin
Anna Martin
Mary Martin
Henry Martin

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World Events (7)

1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 22

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

Age 34

War: Prussia and Austria vs. Denmark.

Age 60

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

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)

  • John Martin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Martin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Martin in entry for John M.C. Martin and Ida M. Irvine, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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