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Where did the Irish Mallin family come from? What is the Irish Mallin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mallin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mallin family history?Irish surnames are all based on the Gaelic language native to Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name Mallin is O Meallain, which is derived from the word meall, which means pleasant.
Many spelling variations of the surname Mallin can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Mallon, O'Mallon, O'Malin, O'Mellan, Malin, Mellan and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mallin research. Another 397 words(28 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mallin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Mallin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Mallin name:
Mallin Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Mallin Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Mallin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mallin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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