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The distinguished surname Modglin 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.

Modglin Early Origins



The surname Modglin was first found in Oxfordshire, where the Modglin 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 Modglin was first referenced in the 13th century, when the Modglin family held estates in Oxfordshire.

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Modglin Spelling Variations


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Modglin Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Modglin include Maudlin, Maudling, Madeline, Magdelin, Madolin, Magdelyn, Magdeleine and many more.

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Modglin Early History


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Modglin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Modglin research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1368 are included under the topic Early Modglin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Modglin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Modglin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Modglin In Ireland


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Modglin In Ireland



Some of the Modglin 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Modglin were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Modglin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Strangeman Modglin, who is believed to have emigrated from Scotland to North Carolina during the mid-18th century

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Contemporary Notables of the name Modglin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Modglin (post 1700)



  • Gerry Modglin, American Chief Financial Officer of Herndon Products, a supplier of products to the aerospace and defense industries

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Modglin Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Modglin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Modglin 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 5 March 2014 at 16:58.

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