Sullins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sullins family

The surname Sullins was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. Sullens is a municipality of the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

Early History of the Sullins family

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Sullins Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Solingen, Sollingen, Sulingen, Sullingen, Sollinger, Solinger, Sulinger, Sullinger, Solgen, Sollegen, Sulger and many more.

Early Notables of the Sullins family (pre 1700)

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United States Sullins migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sullins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Annie Sullins, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Berlin" from Southampton, England [1]
  • Florence Sullins, aged 1, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Berlin" from Southampton, England [2]
Sullins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • B. Sullins, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Edgemoor" from Canal Zone [3]
  • Bob Sullins, aged 36, who arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1924 aboard the ship "Derbyline" from Port Lobos, Mexico [4]

New Zealand Sullins migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Sullins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Sullins, aged 29, a baker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Sullins (post 1700) +

  • Whitney Sullins, American actress, known for Tainted Blood (2010), Kerberos and Dance of the Dead (2008)
  • Khalil Sullins, American award winning director and writer
  • Robert Sullins, American owner of KZRC 96.1 FM, a radio station licensed to Bennington, Oklahoma
  • David Sullins, American Methodist minister, eponym of Sullins College, Bristol, Virginia which operated from 1870 to 1976
  • David Sullins, American Methodist minister, founder of Sullins College, Bristol, Virginia
  • Ralph A. Sullins, American politician, Mayor of California, Missouri, 1965-67 [5]
  • J. W. Sullins, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912 [5]
  • G. T. Sullins, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1944 [5]


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6YV-MYM : 6 December 2014), Annie Sullins, 05 Dec 1893; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Berlin, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6YV-MY9 : 6 December 2014), Florence Sullins, 05 Dec 1893; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Berlin, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNDB-1YS : 6 December 2014), B. Sullins, 22 Oct 1923; citing departure port Canal Zone, arrival port New York, ship name Edgemoor, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNZS-7M2 : 6 December 2014), Bob Sullins, 19 May 1924; citing departure port Port Lobos, Mexico, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Derbyline, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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