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The name Palin reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Palin family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Palin family lived in Dorset. The name, however, is a reference to Pavilly, in Seine Maritime, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Palin Early Origins



The surname Palin was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat at Charlton Marshall, when Reginald de Pavelli was granted the King's lands by King Henry II. Later King John granted Pillington of Norfolk to the Lords of Pavelli, Roger and Thomas. The son, however, Thomas Pavelli or Thomas Pawley still adhered to the King of France in 1204.

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Palin Spelling Variations


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Palin Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Pawley, Pauley, Paulye, Paulley and others.

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Palin Early History


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Palin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Palin research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1635 is included under the topic Early Palin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Palin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Palin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Palin Notables 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Palin name or one of its variants:

Palin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jane Palin, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Palin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Laz Palin, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738

Palin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Palin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • Richard Palin, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Palin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Palin, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Macedon"
  • Robert Palin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Macedon" in 1849
  • William Palin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orator" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Palin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Palin (post 1700)



  • Sarah Louise Palin (b. 1964), American politician, commentator and author, 9th Governor of Alaska (2006-2009), Chairperson of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (2003-2004), Republican Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 Presidential election
  • Bristol Sheeran Marie Palin (b. 1990), the American oldest daughter of former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin
  • Michael Edward Palin CBE, FRGS (b. 1943), English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter, one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python, perhaps best known for his BAFTA Award winning role in A Fish Called Wanda
  • Leigh Palin (b. 1965), former English footballer who played from 1983 to 1993
  • Harold "Moggy" Palin (1916-1990), English former professional rugby league footballer who played from 1936 to 1953, member of the England national Team (1947-1948) and the Great Britain National Team in 1947
  • Tom Palin (b. 1974), award winning English painter and educator
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Roger Hewlett Palin (b. 1938), former British senior Royal Air Force commander
  • John Henry Palin (1870-1934), British trades unionist and Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne West (1924-1931)
  • Brett Palin (b. 1984), Canadian ice hockey defenceman
  • Leo Palin (b. 1956), retired Finnish professional tennis player

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Palin Historic Events


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Palin Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Palin, British Corporal, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Palin Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Palin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Palin 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 2 March 2015 at 08:30.

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