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The Irish name Kerlin claims descent from the O'Connors in Donegal where "Carlan" (from the Irish "carla" meaning a "wool-comb" and "an" meaning "one who" which roughly translates as "one who combs wool") was in Irish O'Carlain or O'Caireallain.

Kerlin Early Origins



The surname Kerlin was first found in County Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland, in the province of Munster, where the name is descended from the O'Connor stem, Kings of Connaught and the family became early associated with the county of Tyrone, and in neighboring counties.

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Kerlin Spelling Variations


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Kerlin Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Kerlin revealed many variations, including Carlin, Carling, O'Carolan, Carline, Karlin, Kerling, Kerline, Carlind, Carlynde, Carlyne, Carlyn, Carrlin, Carrling, Kerlynd, Kerlynde, Karlynd, Karline, Kearlin, Kearline, Kearlynd, Carolan, Carrolan, Carolyn, Carolyne, Caroline, Carolynde, Caraline, Carroline, Carlan, Carland, Carlon, Carlone, Karolin, Karolan, Karrolin and many more.

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Kerlin Early History


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Kerlin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kerlin research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1738, 1799, 1535 and 1568 are included under the topic Early Kerlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kerlin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kerlin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kerlin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Kerlin family in North America:

Kerlin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Kerlin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Kerlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Lambert Kerlin, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Wm. Kerlin, aged 26, who landed in America from Derry, in 1892
  • Rose Kerlin, aged 6, who emigrated to America from Derry, in 1898
  • Bridget Kerlin, aged 1, who landed in America from Derry, in 1898

Kerlin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hannah Kerlin, aged 26, who settled in America from Derry, in 1904
  • John Kerlin, aged 32, who landed in America from Derry, in 1904
  • Sophia Kerlin, aged 29, who landed in America from Derry, in 1905
  • Katie Kerlin, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States from Claudy, Ireland, in 1908
  • Catherine Kerlin, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Claudy, Ireland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kerlin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kerlin (post 1700)



  • Merrill W. Kerlin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972
  • John Kerlin, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 4th District, 1824-32
  • J. D. Kerlin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1912
  • Ed Kerlin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1928
  • Don Kerlin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1936
  • Scott Kerlin, retired American soccer player
  • Mark Kerlin (b. 1962), retired U.S. soccer forward
  • Orie Milton Kerlin (1891-1974), American professional baseball player
  • Frank Kerlin, Irish politician

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Felis demulcta mitis
Motto Translation: A stroked cat is gentle.


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Kerlin Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kerlin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kerlin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 July 2016 at 22:54.

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