Mallinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mallinson family

The surname Mallinson was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland where one of the first records of the name was Thomas Malisone in 1445. [1] John Malynessone was listed in Yorkshire in 1317. [2] The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed: Robertas Malyn; Johannes Malynson; and Richard Malynson. [3]

Early History of the Mallinson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mallinson research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1427, 1445 and 1447 are included under the topic Early Mallinson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mallinson Spelling Variations

During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Mallinson occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Mallison, Mallinson, Malison, Mallyson, Mallynson, Mallisson, Mallenson, Mellenson, Mellanson and many more.

Early Notables of the Mallinson family (pre 1700)

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United States Mallinson migration to the United States +

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Mallinson, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Mallinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Mallinson who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1858
  • Ann Mallinson, aged 13, who landed in New York in 1864 [4]
  • Edward Mallinson, aged 53, who arrived in New York in 1864 [4]
  • John Mallinson, aged 19, who landed in New York in 1864 [4]
  • Mary Mallinson, aged 7, who arrived in New York in 1864 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Mallinson migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Mallinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • J.C. Mallinson, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "John Scott" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 7th March 1858 [5]
  • Mr. John Mallinson, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "John Scott" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 7th March 1858 [5]
  • T. Mallinson, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Mallinson (post 1700) +

  • Sir William James Mallinson (b. 1970), 5th Baronet of Walthamstow, Essex, English peer
  • Sir William John Mallinson (1942-1995), 4th Baronet of Walthamstow, Essex, English peer
  • Sir William Paul Mallinson (1909-1989), 3rd Baronet of Walthamstow, Essex, English peer
  • Sir William James Mallinson (1879-1944), 2nd Baronet of Walthamstow, Essex, English peer
  • Sir William Mallinson (1854-1936), 1st Baronet of Walthamstow, Essex, English peer
  • Brigadier Allan Lawrence Mallinson (b. 1949), English author and cavalry officer in the British Army
  • Roger Mallinson (b. 1945), Canadian submariner rescued from sunken submersible Pisces III in 1973, the deepest sub rescue in history
  • Jeremy J. C. Mallinson OBE, British conservationist from Jersey, known for his work with the Durrell Wildlife Park and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
  • James Mallinson, multiple-Grammy-award winning record producer
  • Dennis Hainsworth Mallinson, Director of National Engineering Laboratory, Scotland
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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