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Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

English family of potters. The first Martinware, a hard, salt-glazed stoneware, was produced in 1873 at the Fulham Pottery, London. From 1877 to 1914 it was made at Southall, London. ...

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Martin

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 364 words.

A bird of the swallow family, probably so called from the Christian name Martin (see St martin’s bird),

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Martín

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 11 words.

(Spanish)

From Latin Martinus. See Martin.

Feminine form: Martina.

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martin

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 21 words.

bird of the swallow family. XV (Sc. martoune). prob. a use of the name Martin, after St. Martin

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Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. 15 words.

For this title name see individual entries under Martin; see also Faucit, Helen; Speight, Sadie.

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Martin

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 334 words.

Variants: Martins, Martyn, Martyns, Marten, Martens, Martain, Matin, Martinet

Current frequencies: GB

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martins

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 39 words.

It is very lucky to have a martin's nest on a house; to destroy it or take the eggs brings

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Martins

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 93 words.

1. Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Martim, vernacular form of Latin Martinus (see Martin).

2. English

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Martin

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 145 words.

1. English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name

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Martin

in The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 360 words.

French family of woodwind instrument makers, active in La Couture and Paris. François Martin (b 1750) was a

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Martin

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 170 words.

male forename, name of two saints.

St Martin de Porres (1579–1639), a Dominican lay brother, the illegitimate son

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