Pre-1905 Calif. Death Index
Marin county is one of the original 27 counties. The origin of its name is not clear. One story says that the county was named for Chief Marin, of the Licatiut tribe of Indians who inhabited that section and waged fierce battle against the early Spanish military explorers. The other version is that the bay between San Pedro and San Quentin points was named Bahia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario la Marinera by Ayala in 1775, and it is quite possible that Marin is simply an abbreviation of this name. Except for some water in San Francisco Bay, it has neither gained nor lost territory.
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