Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • German : patronymic from Marti 1.
  • Galician : patronymic from a vernacular form of Latin Martinus (see Martin).
  • Greek : from the month of March, Greek Marti(o)s, used as a nickname for a capricious or tempestuous person because of the associations of the vocabulary word with unpredictable stormy weather.
  • Hungarian : from a pet form of the ecclesiastical name Márton (see Martin).