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Martha Family History

Martha Name Meaning

Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Dutch, Greek (Marthas), etc.: metronymic from the female personal name, which appears in the New Testament as Martha (Aramaic Marta ‘lady’) (see Marta).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Marta, Maria, Martel, Malta, Mata, Marcia, Marti, March, Bertha

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Where is the Martha family from?

You can see how Martha families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Martha family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Martha families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 44 Martha families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Martha's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Martha families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Martha surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Martha ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Martha. 36% of Martha men worked as a Farmer and 77% of Martha women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Martha were Farmers Son and Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Cultivateur
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Martha. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Martha census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Martha. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Martha. For the veterans among your Martha ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Martha lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Martha life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Martha in 1963 was 73, and 74 in 2004.

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