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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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