Elsbeth Martin

Female1 January 1680–

Brief Life History of Elsbeth

Elsbeth Martin was christened on 1 January 1680, in Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland as the daughter of Hans Martin and Anna Kropf.

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Family Time Line

Hans Martin
Anna Kropf
1642–
Christina Marti
1675–
Matthys Marti
1676–
Verena Marti
1678–
Elsbeth Martin
1680–
Christen Marti
1681–

Sources (2)

  • Elsbeth Martin, "Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940"
  • Elsbeth Martin, "Schweiz, Taufen, 1491-1940"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (1)

1798

Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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