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The distinguished surname Olin is a proud example of one of the more noteworthy Scottish surnames. In Scotland, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Olin family originally lived in the Norman settlement of Lyons-la-Foret, before migrating to England and Scotland.

Olin Early Origins



The surname Olin was first found in Perthshire where Sir Roger de Lyon settled in Scotland in 1098 and called the lands there Glen Lyon. "According to the family tradition the Lyons came to Scotland from France, by way of England, in the course of the twelfth century." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
"John de Lyon obtained from David II a grant of the baronies of Forteviot and Fergundeny in Perthshire and Drumgawan in Aberdeenshire; his son, Sir John Lyon, was Secretary to Robert II, whose youngest daughter, Lady Jane Stewart, he married, and was created Lord Glamis, made Great Chamberlain, and Lord Chancellor of Scotland, and received grants of the Thanedom of Glamis in Forfarshire, and of the Barony of Kinghorn in Fifeshire. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Sims, Clifford Stanley The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames. 1862. Print.
Another source claims that the family arrived via England later. "The name was not uncommon in England in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and landowners of the name were in occupation in several of the English shires in the reigns of Edward I and Edward II. The first of the name recorded in Scotland, probably an English soldier, was Thomas Lyon, crossbowman, who formed one of the garrison of Linlithgow peel in the pay of Edward II. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Mention should now be made of the numerous listings of the family in England at about the same time. Here it is generally thought that the first record of the name was Roger de Leonibus filius Jeffrey de Lions who was listed in the Feet of Fines of Norfolk during the reign of Henry III of England (reign 1216-1272.) The same source lists John de Leonibus in Southamptonshire and Peter de Leonibus in Northamptonshire. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Judaeus Leo and Jacob filius Leonis in Lincolnshire; John Leon in Oxfordshire; and Roger de Lyons, Wiltshire. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Olin Spelling Variations


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Olin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lyon, Lions, Lyons and others.

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Olin Early History


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Olin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olin research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1105, 1203, 1643, 1695, 1663, 1712, 1696, 1715, 1715, 1715, 1702, 1707 and are included under the topic Early Olin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Olin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Olin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was John Lyon, 2nd Earl of Kinghorne; and his son, Patrick Lyon, 3rd Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1643-1695), a Scottish peer; John Lyon, 4th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1663-1712), a Scottish peer; John Lyon, 5th...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Olin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Olin In Ireland


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Olin In Ireland



Some of the Olin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Olin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Olin, aged 22, landed in Puerto Rico in 1827
  • Anna E. Olin, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1894
  • C.Janos Olin, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Angele Olin, aged 10, who emigrated to America, in 1895
  • Catherine Olin, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Olin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Olin, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Andrew Olin, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Alfred Olin, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Caroline L. Olin, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • Axel Olin, aged 31, who settled in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Olin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Olin (post 1700)



  • William M. Olin (1845-1911), American Republican politician, Secretary of State of Massachusetts, 1891-1911
  • William H. Olin, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Broome County, 1884-85
  • Vernon E. Olin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1954
  • Milo H. Olin, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Wyoming County, 1892-93; Presidential Elector for New York, 1896
  • John Myers Olin, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1886
  • James R. Olin (1920-2006), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1983-93
  • Henry Olin (1768-1837), American politician, Member of Vermont State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Vermont 3rd District, 1824-25; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1827-30
  • Gideon Olin (1743-1823), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1803-07
  • Franklin M. Olin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canaan, 1902
  • Daniel A. Olin, American politician, Mayor of Racine, Wisconsin, 1886-87
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Pro rege et patria
Motto Translation: For King and country.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Sims, Clifford Stanley The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames. 1862. Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  3. 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).
  4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  11. ...

The Olin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Olin 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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