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Early Origins of the Malins family

The surname Malins was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat 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. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1212 when John Malynes held lands.

Early History of the Malins family

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Malins 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 Malins include Malins, Malin, Mallin, Malynes, Malle and others.

Early Notables of the Malins family (pre 1700)

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United States Malins migration to the United States +

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:

Malins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Malins, who arrived in New York in 1835 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Malins (post 1700) +

  • Sir Richard Malins (1805-1882), English barrister, judge, and politician, Vice-Chancellor of England
  • Julian Malins MA, QC (b. 1950), British barrister, former Farringdon ward councillor of the City of London and a Governor of the Museum of London
  • Arthur "Geoffrey" Herbert Malins (1886-1940), British film director, from Hastings, Sussex, best known for his work on the 1916 war film The Battle of the Somme
  • Humfrey Jonathon Malins CBE (b. 1945), British Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for Woking (1997-2010)

The Malins 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: Post proelia praemia
Motto Translation: After the battles come the rewards

  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) on Facebook