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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."

Edlin Early Origins



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.

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Edlin Spelling Variations


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Edlin Spelling Variations



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.

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Edlin Early History


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Edlin Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Edlin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edlin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Captain W. Adlam, who fought with the "Roundheads" (Parliamentarians) during the English Civil War of the 17th century; Captain S. Adlam, who fought in...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edlin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edlin In Ireland


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Edlin In Ireland



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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

  • John Edlin, who arrived in America in 1760-1763

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edlin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edlin (post 1700)



  • William Edlin, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 11th District, 1933, 1934, 1935
  • Joseph Edlin, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Danbury, 1910
  • Handley H. Edlin, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State House of Representatives 24th District, 1975

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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