Martello Family History

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Martello Name Meaning

Southern Italian: nickname for someone with a forceful personality, from Italian martèllo ‘hammer’ (Late Latin martellus), or a metonymic occupational name for someone who used a hammer in their work.

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

Similar surnames: Martell, Martel, Marcello, Castello, Martella, Mortell, Patella

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Martello Family Origin

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Martello Family Occupations

What did your Martello ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Blacksmith and Interpreter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Martello. The most common Martello occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 33% of Martello's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Martello family was Laborer.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Interpreter

  • Laborer


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Martello Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Martello. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Martello 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Martello. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Martello. For the veterans among your Martello ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Martello Life Expectancy

What is the average Martello lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Martello life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Martello in 1944 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Martello 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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