Carlin Family History
Carlin Name Meaning
Irish (now also common in Scotland): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairealláin, an Ulster family name, also sometimes Anglicized as Carlton, meaning ‘descendant of Caireallán’, a diminutive of the personal name Caireall. French: from a pet form of Charles. Swedish: probably a habitational name from any of various places named with Karl- or from the personal name + -in, a common suffix of Swedish family names (originally Latin -inus ‘descendant of’). Italian (Venice): from a pet form of the personal name Carlo, Italian form of Charles. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): Americanized spelling of Karlin. German: habitational name from Carlin in Brandenburg.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press