1851–15 March 1851 Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
The Life of Alexander McComas
When Alexander McComas Martin was born in 1851, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, his father, Robert Norris Martin, was 46 and his mother, Susan Mc Comas, was 41. He died on 15 March 1851, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 0, and was buried in Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Madonna, Harford, Maryland, United States.
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.