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Palin Name Meaning
Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh patronymic ap Heilyn ‘son of Heilyn’, which is probably a derivative of a word meaning ‘to serve at table’.English: habitational name from Palling in Norfolk or Poling in Sussex. These were named in Old English with the personal names Pælli and Pal respectively, + -ingas ‘followers of’, ‘dependants of’.French: unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Palin Families

  • Number of Palin families
     12 - 21
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Palin families
     263 - 523
     88 - 262
     1 - 87
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Palin families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Palin Family Origin

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Palin Immigration Information

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Palin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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