Margaret Martin

1 January 1809–
Jefferson, Virginia

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Martin was born on 1 January 1809, her father, Levi Martin, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth "Betsy" Vanmeter, was 31.

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Levi Martin
1771–1832
Elizabeth "Betsy" Vanmeter
1778–1832
Nancy Martin
1799–
Benijah B Martin
1801–
Eliza Martin
1806–1898
Margaret Martin
1809–
Runama Martin
1810–
Nathan Martin
1812–
Jephtha Martin
1814–
Sarah Martin
1818–
Elender Martin
1819–

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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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