Nylen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
There are several places named Newland in Britain. It is unclear whether the Nylen surname was derived from a place name, or whether it was taken on by someone lived on some land only recently cultivated.
Early Origins of the Nylen family
The surname Nylen was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Nylen family
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Nylen 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 Nylen include Newland, Newling, Newley, Nieland, Newlan and others.
Early Notables of the Nylen family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Robert Newlyn (1597-1688), an English clergyman and academic, President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford from 1640 to 1648; and Roger Newland of Newlands in Southampton who having failed...
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Migration of the Nylen family to Ireland
Some of the Nylen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nylen family
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 Nylen were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Rebecca Newland who came to Virginia in 1639; Mary Newland who came to Virginina in 1646; Richard Newland who came to Virginina in 1653; John Newland, who settled in Maryland in 1719.
Contemporary Notables of the name Nylen (post 1700) +
- Helen P. Nylen, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 1940 
- Andy Nylen, American politician, Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 2nd District, 1925-26, 1929-32 
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The Nylen Motto +
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: Le Nom, les armes, la loyauté
Motto Translation: The Name, the arms, the loyalty.