Martinez Family History

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Martinez Name Meaning

Spanish (Martínez): patronymic from the personal name Martin.

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

Similar surnames: Martinec, Martinek, Martinet, Martinak, Marinez, Martins, Martin

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Martinez Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Martinez name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Martinez. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Martinez Family Origin

Where is the Martinez family from?

Martinez Family Occupations

What did your Martinez ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Martinez. A less common occupation for the Martinez family was Farm Laborer. The most common Martinez occupation in the USA was Laborer. 31% of Martinez's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Martinez ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Martinez Historical Records

What Martinez family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 763,000 census records available for the last name Martinez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Martinez census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 359,000 immigration records available for the last name Martinez. 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 Card

There are 91,000 military records available for the last name Martinez. For the veterans among your Martinez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Martinez Life Expectancy

What is the average Martinez lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Martinez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Martinez in 1940 was 53, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Martinez

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Martinez ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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