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Where did the Welsh Modlin family come from? What is the Welsh Modlin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Modlin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Modlin family history?The Modlin surname comes from when the Modlin family lived in the settlement of Medlicott in the English border county of Shropshire. The surname Modlin belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Therefore, scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Modlin has occasionally been spelled Medlicot, Medlicott, Medlycot, Medlycott, Medlicote, Medleycot, Medleycott, Medleycote, Modlicot, Modlicote and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Modlin research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Modlin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Modlin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Modlin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Modlin Daniel Medlicott who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1683.
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: Dat cura quietem
Motto Translation: Vigilance ensures tranquility.
The Modlin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Modlin 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.
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