This is very interesting. This map shows how any particular surname is distributed throughout the country between 1850 and 1990. I found this site courtesy of David Smith. It doesn't surprise me that Martins were very prevailent in Alabama in the mid 19th Century, but it surprises me, somewhat that we were big in New Mexico. Of course, pretty soon we moved out of the state completely. As you can see as the years progress Martins moved west and by the end of the 20th century we've pretty much taken over the country. You can call me Supreme Emperor Martin, now.