Arlin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Arlin comes from when the family resided in the village of Horlands, that can be traced to numerous places round England, including Harland Edge in Derbyshire and Harland Wood in Sussex. This surname was originally derived from the Old English words har and land, which means that the original bearers of the surname lived in the land that was infested with hares.

Early Origins of the Arlin family

The surname Arlin was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Arlin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arlin research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1235, 1208, 1235, 1330, 1411, 1384, 1425, 1500 and 1459 are included under the topic Early Arlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arlin Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Arlin include Harland, Hoarland, Hoareland, Hoorland, Hooreland, Horland, Horlands, Harlin, Harlind and many more.

Early Notables of the Arlin family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Hugh Herland (1330-1411), a 14th-century medieval English carpenter, the chief carpenter to King Richard II, best known pieces is the hammer-beam roof at Westminster Hall, regarded as one of the greatest carpentry achievements of the time, worked for William of Wykeham at New College, Oxford (c. 1384), commissioned by royalty to work on...
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Migration of the Arlin family to Ireland

Some of the Arlin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Arlin family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: George Harland who settled in Virginia in 1642; William Harland arrived in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia in 1774; John, Patrick, Jacob Hoar arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860.

Contemporary Notables of the name Arlin (post 1700)

  • Steven Ralph "Steve" Arlin (1945-2016), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians (1969-1974)
  • Arlin Marvin Adams (1921-2015), American jurist, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1969-1987)
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