Ancient Martin Families
The following data is extracted from The Martin Genealogy .
The following titled Martin families are listed in BURKE’S GENERAL ARMORY: Baron Martin, 1325; Lockynge, Co. Berks, bart.; Long Melford, Co. Suffolk; Burnham, Co. Norfolk, bart.; Plymouth. Co. Devon; John Martin, 1620; Exeter, Co. Devon, Nicholas Martin, 1620; Co. Durnham; Bowton, Co. Cambridge, 1604; Bodmin, Co. Cornwall; Athelhampston, Co. Dorset; East Court, Co. Kent; Co. Leicester, Robert Martin; Whatton House, Co. Leicester; Wilderness, Co. Surrey, and Stonefield, Co. Cumberland; Francis Martin, Bluemantle, 1796; Co. Dorset; Leeds Castle, Co. Kent, General Philip Martin; Wykeham-Martin, Chacombe Priory, Co. Northants, and Leeds Castle, Co. Kent; Cos. Somerset and Devon, Richard Martin of Old Quebec Street; Cos. Kent and York; London, 1615; Exeter, and Kemys, Co. Pembroke, temp. Henry I; Bangor, Co. Carnarvon, and London, 1634; Co. York (two families); Hemingston, Co. Suffolk, and Colston Bassett; Worsboro’, Co. York; Sir Thomas Byam Martin, G.C.B. and Knt. T.S.; Saffron Walden, Co. Essex; Matthew Martin, Wivenhoe, Co. Essex, 1722; Guernsey; Galway, 1636; Tullyra, Co. Galway, Richard Martin, Esq.; Doebeg, Co. Sligo; Martinique, West Indies; Elphin, Co. Roscommon; Montserrat, and the Island of Grand Terre America; Tullyra Castle, Co. Galway; Kells Co. Meath; Drogheda, Co. Louth; Dublin (two families); Bloomfield and Cleveragh, Co. Sligo; Wood-Martin; Midhope, Co. Linlithgow; Edinburgh, 1672; Anstruther, Scotland, 1672; Islay Herald, 1725; Liverpool, 1859; Auchendennan, Co. Dumbarton,1859.
Giolla Marthain is said to be the ancestor of the Irish family of Martin, from whom so many of the Martins of America are descended. He was a twelfth-century warrior and commander and is numbered as one hundred and third on the pedigree of the Martins, who are set forth in “O’Hart’s Pedigrees as a branch of the O’Neils, Monarchs of Ireland, Princes of Ulster, and Earls of Tyrone.See also Chapter (A).
The name appears on the Role of Battle Abbey in 1066, and many of its representatives were prominent in the history of England after the Norman conquest. John Martin of Plymouth accompanied Sir Francis Drake on that famous explorer’s voyage around the world; William Martin helped to fit out the Pilgrim ship that landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620; and Christopher Martin and his wife and son Christopher were members of that Mayflower band.
Source: The Martin Genealogy