Log in  | New? Register

8,787 Martinson members around the world

Stay informed about Martinson Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to Martinson Family online & offline events

My Martinson family came from?

See our recent family gatherings

Martinson Family History

This interesting surname is the patronymic form of the male personal name Martin, i.e. "son of Martin". This given name is of Roman origin from the Latin "Martinus", a derivative of "Mars", the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from "mar", to gleam. A famous early namebearer was the fourth Century Saint, Martin of Tours, which resulted in the increased popularity of the name throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, and is one of the few saints names other than the Old English found in England before the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous Martinson (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!


Join the conversation with the Martinson tribe

  • Find your Martinson ancestor
  • Tell us about your Martinson Family
  • Tell us about your Martinson ancestors
  • Ask a question about the Martinson history
  • Leave a message for Martinson family members

Invite more Martinson family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Martinson tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest

Discover where the Martinson Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!


Show off the Martinson Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from