Origin of the Name Martinet
The ancient history of the name Martinet
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Martinet is a baptismal name meaning 'the son of Martin', a name of great antiquity. This name is often of English descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in that country. Examples of such are a Claudy Martinet and Esther Thurston who were married in Saint George, Hanover Square, in the year 177. An Andre Martinet and Mary Rosanpre were married in Canterbury in the year 1644. A John Taunay and Lucrece Martinett who were married in Canterbury in the year.
Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired land by either force or gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. It was by creating, maintaining and updating these reference books that they were able to maintain their authority and enforce laws.
Martinet can also be of French Norman origin from where it spread throughout Europe and from there on into the new world.
The Martinet coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Martinet descendants.