Amlin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Amlin came from the name of an ancestor as in the 'son of Emelin,' popularly Emlin and (with intrusive b) Emblin. Emblem is an imitative corruption. [1]

Early Origins of the Amlin family

The surname Amlin was first found in Dorset where the first on record was found in the Domesday Book of 1086. It was there that we found Anschitil filius Ameline. [2] Over a century later, Godefridus filius Emeline was listed in Winton, Hampshire in 1115. A few years later, John Emelin was listed in Suffolk in 1208 and later again, Geoffrey Amelyn was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1296. [3]

Early History of the Amlin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amlin research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1115, 1296, 1455, 1487, 1663, 1741, 1663, 1651, 1652, 1662, 1697 and 1754 are included under the topic Early Amlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Amlin Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Amlin family name include Emblem, Emblin, Embling, Emlyn, Amblin, Amlin, Emeline, Emline, Emley, Emlam and many more.

Early Notables of the Amlin family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Emlyn (1663-1741), first Unitarian minister in England, born at Stamford, Lincolnshire, 27 May 1663. "The register of St. Michael's, Stamford, has the entry 'June 11th, Thomas, son of Silvester Embling and Mildred his wife baptzd.' The family surname, which is spelled in thirteen different ways, is said to come from the tything of Embley, in the parish of East Wellow, Hampshire; but the Embleys or...
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United States Amlin migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Amlin surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Amlin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Louis Amlin, who arrived in America in 1789 [4]

Australia Amlin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Amlin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Amlin, English convict who was convicted in Gloucester, Gloucestshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Burrell" on 22nd July 1830, arriving in New South Wales [5]


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/burrell


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