Gullins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gullins family

The surname Gullins was first found in East Lothian, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland in Gullen in the parish of Dirleton in East Lothian.

Early History of the Gullins family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gullins research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1228 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Gullins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gullins Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gullan, Gulland, Gullane, Gullen, Golin, Golen, Gulen and many more.

Early Notables of the Gullins family (pre 1700)

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United States Gullins migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gullins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George C Gullins, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874 [1]

Australia Gullins migration to Australia +

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

Gullins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Jane Gullins, (Morris) who was convicted in Norwich, Norfolk, England for 7 years , transported aboard the "Aurora" on 22nd April 1851, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora


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