Origins Available: English
The distinguished surname Magdelin is derived from the Hebrew
"Magdalen," meaning "woman of Magdala." This name was also used, fairly infrequently, as a Christian name during the 13th century.
Early Origins of the Magdelin family
The surname Magdelin was first found in Oxfordshire
, where the Magdelin family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066; the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. However, many Saxon surnames survived, and the family name Magdelin was first referenced in the 13th century, when the Magdelin family held estates in Oxfordshire.
Early History of the Magdelin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Magdelin research.Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1368 are included under the topic Early Magdelin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Magdelin Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Magdelin has been spelled many different ways, including Maudlin, Maudling, Madeline, Magdelin, Madolin, Magdelyn, Magdeleine and many more.
Early Notables of the Magdelin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Magdelin family to Ireland
Some of the Magdelin family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 168 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Magdelin family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Magdelins to arrive in North America: Joane Maudlin, who settled in Virginia in 1666; Strangeman Modglin, who is believed to have emigrated from Scotland
to North Carolina during the mid-18th century, and John Maudlin, who arrived in Detroit in 1869..