× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


Pullin is an ancient name dating from the times of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a young buck; it is derived from the Old French word poulain, which meant colt. This nickname would have been given to a person given over to friskiness and possessed of a certain nervous energy in much the same way a young horse is. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. Often nicknames described strong traits or attributes that people wished to emulate in a specific animal. In the pre-Christian era, many pagan gods and demigods were believed to be a mixture of animals and humans, such as the Greek god Pan who was the god of flocks and herds and was represented as a man with the legs, horns and ears of a goat. In the Middle Ages, anthropomorphic ideas, which attributed human qualities and form to gods or animals, were held about the characters of other living creatures. They were based on the creature's habits. Moreover, these associations were reflected in folk-tales, mythology, and legends which portrayed animals behaving as humans.

Pullin Early Origins



The surname Pullin was first found in Yorkshire but one of the earliest record of the name was Robert Pullen (died 1146), an English theologian and official of the Roman Catholic Church. He is generally thought to have been born in Poole, Devonshire and first educated in England. He was Archdeacon of Rochester in 1134, Shortly after this appointment, he went to Paris. There, he taught logic and theology tutoring John of Salisbury, who describes him as a man commended both by his life and his learning in 1141. Back in France, we found that John and Ivo Polain were listed in Normandy (1185-1190.) A few years later nine of the name were listed there in 1198 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

Close

Pullin Spelling Variations


Expand

Pullin 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 Pullin include Pulleine, Pullen, Pullan, Pulleyn, Pulling and many more.

Close

Pullin Early History


Expand

Pullin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pullin research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1598 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Pullin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Pullin Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Pullin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pullin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



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 Pullin were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Pullin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Pullin, aged 27, landed in Barbados in 1634
  • Roger Pullin, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Constance Pullin, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Samp Pullin, who landed in Virginia in 1666
  • Margaret Pullin, who arrived in Maryland in 1666
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pullin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Pullin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Thomas Pullin, who arrived in Rhode Island in 1754

Pullin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Geo Pullin, aged 29, landed in Virginia in 1813

Pullin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Cyril Pullin, aged 19, who landed in America from London, England, in 1911
  • Charles Pullin, aged 61, who landed in America from Acton, England, in 1912
  • Cyril Pullin, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Acton, England, in 1912
  • Alfred Mark Pullin, aged 19, who settled in America from Bristol, England, in 1912
  • Anna Sophia Pullin, aged 48, who landed in America from Bristol, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pullin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles I Pullin, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Pullin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Pullin, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1856

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Pullin (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Pullin (post 1700)



  • Cyril Pullin (1893-1973), English inventor, engineer and motorcycle race driver
  • John Vivian Pullin (b. 1941), former England international rugby union player
  • Alfred William Pullin (1860-1934), British sports journalist
  • Alex Pullin, Australian snowboarder
  • Jorge Pullin (b. 1963), Argentine, is the Horace Hearne Chair in theoretical Physics at the Louisiana State University

Close

Motto


Expand

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: Nulla pallescere culpa
Motto Translation: To turn pale from no crime.


Close

Pullin Family Crest Products


Expand

Pullin Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. 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.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  11. ...

The Pullin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pullin 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 25 November 2015 at 16:42.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest