Welcome to my MARTER and MARTYR One-Name Study!

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My first foray
into the history of my family name of MARTER commenced about 20 years ago when my eldest son suggested to me that I should rebind the rather dilapidated Family Bible, which my father had sequestered some years previously from my aunt.

In some of the the front and rear folios of the bible were the dates of births, marriages and deaths of many of my paternal ancestors over the period of early- to late-19th Century when they lived in Mildenhall, Suffolk, England.

As my studies delved further back, I traced my MARTER ancestors to Epsom, Horsell, Woking, and Chertsey, all in Surrey, England. Needless to say, during my searches, other families with the name of MARTER, which at first did not connect to mine, came to light. In addition, families were found in counties such as Kent and Cornwall, England, as well as countries such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and the United States of America.

My thinking at this time is that at least as far back as the mid-1500s the English family name of MARTER originated in Effingham, Surrey, England.

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