A Spanish surname that comes from the Latin language. It means of Martin. In Latin, Martin was written Martinus, which came from the word Mars, who was the of fertility and war in the Roman culture.
Additional spellings for Martinez are Martin, Martins, and Martinson.
The Martinez surname is found mostly in Spain, countries of the Caribbean, Central and South America, especially in Mexico and in the southwest states of the United States. In Europe Martinez is common in , Portugal, France, Switzerland and Italy.
Famous: Pedro Martinez (Professional baseball player), Maria Martinez (Native American potter), Pedro Martinez (golfer), Raul Martinez (Cuban artist), Jesus Martinez (Mexican boxer), Dennis Martinez (professional baseball player) and Alfonso MartÃnez de Toledo (15thcentury Spanish poet).