Nolin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Throughout history, very few Irish surnames have exclusively maintained their original forms. Before being translated into English, Nolin appeared as O Nuallain, which is derived from the Irish Gaelic word "nuall," meaning "shout."
Early Origins of the Nolin family
The surname Nolin was first found in County Carlow (Irish: Cheatharlach) a small landlocked area located in the province of Leinster in the South East of Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Nolin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nolin research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Nolin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nolin Spelling Variations
Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Nolin revealed many variations, including Nolan, O'Nolan, Nowlan, O'Nowlan, O'Nowland, Knowlan, Noland and many more.
Early Notables of the Nolin family (pre 1700)
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Nolin migration to the United States
The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Nolin family relocated to North American shores quite early:
Nolin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Nolin, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Indiana in 1837 
- Ulric Nolin, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 
- Alice Nolin, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Etruria" from Liverpool & Queenstown 
Nolin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- James Walter Nolin, aged 51, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Vestris" from Liverpool, England 
- Ivy Ruby Nolin, aged 11, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Vestris" from Liverpool, England 
Contemporary Notables of the name Nolin (post 1700)
- Michael Nolin, American motion picture producer, studio executive, writer/director and educator
- Gena Lee Nolin (b. 1971), American actress and model
- Rebecca Nolin (b. 1983), born Rebecca Hall, an English professional footballer
- Pierre Claude Nolin (1950-2015), Canadian politician and Senator, Speaker of the Senate (2014-2015)
- Marie-Paule Nolin (1908-1987), French Canadian high-fashion designer
- Julie Nolin, Canadian journalist
- Joseph Octave Nolin (1866-1925), Canadian Métis provincial politician, member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
- Charles Nolin (1837-1907), Canadian Métis farmer and politician who opposed the North-West Rebellion of 1885, first cousin Louis Riel, MLA Batoche (1891-1892)
- ^ 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)
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6BS-6MP : 6 December 2014), Alice Nolin, 27 Mar 1893; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Etruria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WG-X2F : 6 December 2014), James Walter Nolin, 19 Aug 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Vestris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WG-X2V : 6 December 2014), Ivy Ruby Nolin, 19 Aug 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Vestris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).