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The Wallin surname comes from the Anglo-Norman personal name Walweyn, the Old German forename Waldwin, or the Old English personal name Wealdwine, which means power-friend.

Wallin Early Origins



The surname Wallin was first found in Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro), a county in south-west Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Deheubarth, where the family claim descent from Gualgnain or Gwalwynne, who was King Arthur's sister's son, as attested by historians William of Malmesbury, and Robert of Gloucester. The name traces its roots to Normandy where Geoffry Wawein was listed there in 1198. The Domesday Book lists the name as Walduinus in Staffordshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Later in 1205, Welwin was listed in Essex.

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Wallin Spelling Variations


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Wallin Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Wallin name over the years has been spelled Walwyn, Wallwyn, Wallin, Walwin and others.

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Wallin Early History


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Wallin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wallin research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1389, 1336, 1342, 1343, 1379, 1600, 1681 and 1647 are included under the topic Early Wallin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wallin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wallin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Richard Walwayn, High Sheriff of Herefordshire (1336-1342), John Walwayn, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1343; John Walwayne, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1379; Sir Malcolm Walwyn of Ledbury and William Walwyn ( c. 1600-1681), an English...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wallin 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



The Welsh began to emigrate to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s in search of land, work, and freedom. Those that arrived helped shape the industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. The records regarding immigration and passenger show a number of people bearing the name Wallin:

Wallin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rebecca Wallin, who arrived in Virginia in 1665

Wallin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Wallin settled in New England in 1764

Wallin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Geo Wallin, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • Samuel Wallin, who landed in New York in 1833
  • Mr. Wallin settled in New York in 1841
  • Carl Johan Wallin, aged 22, landed in New York in 1841
  • E Wallin, aged 36, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wallin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Wallin, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wallin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wallin (post 1700)



  • James Wallin (1942-2015), American politician, Mayor of Brainerd, Minnesota (1998-2015)
  • Vice Admiral Homer Norman Wallin (1893-1984), United States Navy officer
  • Alfred Wallin (1836-1923), American judge, one of the first three Justices of the Supreme Court of North Dakota from 1889 to 1902
  • Tore Wallin, American politician, Mayor of Boca Raton, Florida, 1970-71
  • Samuel Wallin (1856-1917), American Republican politician, Mayor of Amsterdam, New York, 1900-01; U.S. Representative from New York 30th District, 1913-15; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1916
  • Norm Wallin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1988
  • James E. Wallin, American politician, Mayor of Brainerd, Minnesota, 2002-09
  • Frank G. Wallin, American politician, Mayor of Waukegan, Illinois, 1941-49
  • Edward Wallin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • Arthur E. Wallin, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1949; Chair of Monroe County Republican Party, 1950; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952
  • ... (Another 5 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: Drwy rynwedd gward
Motto Translation: In this cause I would bleed.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  11. ...

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