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The history of the name Edlin dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a soldier. The surname Edlin literally means noble protector. The name was derived from the Old English adel helm which literally means "eagle shield."
The surname Edlin was first found in the county of Somerset in south western England where, it is said the family had been settled centuries before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Edlin has undergone many spelling variations, including Headlam, Adhelm, Eadhelm, Adelhelm, Addlam, Adlum, Adlam and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edlin research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1677, 1750 and 1823 are included under the topic Early Edlin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 109 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edlin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Edlin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Edlin were among those contributors:
Edlin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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