If you are conducting some Martin family history research then you can view the Martin coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Martin surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Martin and Martyn in
Ireland have a number of origins.
These names are sometimes used as
abbreviations of the name Gilmartin.
Anglo-Norman settlers also brought in
these names and became esatablished
as one of the 'Tribes of Galway'.
The native Gaelic MacMairtin Sept
of County Tyrone were a branch of
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Crescent/Increscent Moon||Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'|
|Crosses||Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades|
|Sun||Denotes Glory and Splendour.|
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