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Martins from Cornwall in the 1800's

Martins from Cornwall in the 1800's

Val Adams (View posts)
Posted: 21 Jan 2000 10:25PM GMT
I am looking for any Martins that may have ancestors (male or female) that migrated from Towednack in Cornwall approx. 1856. My great grandfather came to Australia but others from his family of 18 may have gone to other countries as I can only trace 2 of his siblings. Any information would be appreciated.

Martins surname

Luis Martins (View posts)
Posted: 7 Feb 2000 9:26AM GMT
Martins is a portuguese surname. In the beginning of portuguese nationality in the XII century all the surnames had the fathers first name with an S.
So Martins was the son of Martin, like Rodrigues was the son of Rodrigo, Nunes of Nuno,Alvares of Alvaro, Henriques of Henrique and so on.

This name written like this has a portuguese origin. In Spain (Kingdoms of Lion and Castilla they had the same connections between the name of the father and the sons but with EZ. In Spain the son of Martin was Martinez.

re: martins surname

danielle (View posts)
Posted: 11 Apr 2000 4:40PM GMT
It's true Martins is a Portuguese surname, but it is also an Irish surname. See my other post "re: martins surname" for more...

Martins of Cornwall

Val Adams (View posts)
Posted: 2 May 2000 5:59AM GMT
Thank you Luis for your information. Reply also sent to Danielle.


Janet Kelly (View posts)
Posted: 7 Aug 2000 6:22AM GMT
I have just started tracing my mother's birth family, the only known member being her mother who is documented as Violet Grace Martins who gave birth to a daughter (my mother - formerly Christine Cheeseman adopted by Vera Hockman) on 16th March 1940. I believe she worked in London in a cafe or theatre and may have had a liaison with a member of the Hockman family which would explain a number of incidents that happened as a result. We are interested to find out about the missing members of our family. My mother is now 60, I am 40 this year and I (as an only child) have two daughters. It would be great to know anything about any of the Martins family if we can trace them and pull together the missing links.


Janet Kelly (View posts)
Posted: 8 Aug 2000 11:40PM GMT
Would like to help. Can you go back further to your grandparents or Great grandparents. Do you know if there was a Cornish connection? Contact me
Posted: 19 Oct 2000 5:42AM GMT
Edited: 29 Jul 2001 4:32AM GMT
Where were your Martins from, Germany???

Re: Martins from Cornwall in the 1800's

Posted: 19 Sep 2001 8:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Aug 2006 9:54PM GMT
I am looking for the family of a Samuel who had a son Joseph so you have these names in your tree


Re: Martins from Cornwall in the 1800's

Posted: 21 Jun 2004 9:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Mar 2005 5:44PM GMT
Mt grandparents John and Hannah (nee Dryden) Martin left Towednack about 1865 and moved to Pontlottyn Glamorgan. Thier youngest son Stephen went with them as did my gt.grand mother Eliza, she married Arthur Martin from Ludgvan. They also ended up in Pontlottyn where my mother (their grand daughter) was born in 191.

Re: Martins from Cornwall in the 1800's

Val Adams (View posts)
Posted: 24 Oct 2004 12:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
To Jack Kemp. Thank you for your information - however I am looking for Martins (with an s) so unfortunately have no connection with your Martin family. Thanks anyhow. Val Adams.
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