Marlin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Marlin family
The surname Marlin was first found in the ancient ecclesiastic parish of Rochdale of early-medieval origin in northern England, at Marland, an estate in the township of Castleton. "Marland, or Mereland (from its water), in this township (Castleton), is of high antiquity. Alan de Merland, Adam de Merland, and Andrew de Merland were living in the 13th century. A branch of the family of Marland continued to reside and hold lands at Marland from the earliest period until the latter part of the 17th century." 
The Wills at Chester have three later entries for the family: James Marland, of Rochdale, 1584; Alice Marland, of Bradley; and John Marland, of Hartshead, Ashton-under-Lyne, 1610.
Alternatively, the name could have originated "from Marland (land on a lake) in Devonshire; dweller on the land by the lake."  
The variant Martley claims their origin from Martley, a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills district of the of Worcestershire.
Early History of the Marlin family
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Marlin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Marland, Markland, Merkland, Merland, Mearland, Marlane, Merlane, Mearlane, Marland and many more.
Early Notables of the Marlin family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Jeremiah Markland (1693-1776), an English classical scholar, born in Childwall in Lancashire. He was the private tutor to the son of W. Strode of Punsbourn, Hertfordshire.
Robert Markland was an English politician who sat in the House...
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In the United States, the name Marlin is the 5,577th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name.  However, in France, the name Marlin is ranked the 5,958th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. 
| Marlin migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Marlin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jeffry Marlin, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 
Marlin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Marlin, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 
- Peter Marlin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1777 
Marlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anton Marlin, aged 42, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 
- W Marlin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849 
- John Marlin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 
- George Marlin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 
- Thomas Marlin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 
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Marlin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alice Marlin, aged 25, who immigrated to America from Dublin, in 1904
- Doherty Marlin, aged 38, who settled in America from Williamstown, Ireland, in 1907
- Chester Marlin, aged 26, who landed in America from London, Eng., in 1909
- Eliza Annie Marlin, aged 60, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1909
- Douglas S. Marlin, aged 24, who landed in America from Rugby, England, in 1911
| Marlin 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:
Marlin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. James Marlin, (b. 1844), aged 21, Cornish labourer departing on 17th April 1865 aboard the ship "Indian Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 23rd July 1865 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Marlin (post 1700) ||+|
- Clifton Burton "Coo Coo" Marlin (1932-2005), American NASCAR Winston Cup driver who spent 14 years in the series
- Steadman Marlin (b. 1980), American former NASCAR driver, son of Sterling Marlin and grandson of the late Coo Coo Marlin
- Bob Marlin (b. 1959), American current head men's basketball coach for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
- Alice Tepper Marlin (b. 1944), American President Emerita and a member of the board of Social Accountability International
- John Marlin (1792-1847), Texian patriot and namesake of Marlin, Texas
- John Mahlon Marlin (1836-1901), American firearms manufacturer and inventor, founder of Marlin Firearms Co in 1870
- Brigadier-General William Lloyd Marlin (1882-1959), American Commanding Officer 74th Infantry Brigade (1940-1942) 
- Sterling Marlin (b. 1957), retired American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver
- Theodore Marlin, American politician, Burgess of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 1845 
- Gwen Marlin, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000 
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- Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2013, February 12) William Marlin. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Marlin/William_Lloyd/USA.html
- The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html