Is Marlin an Irish name?

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Jane Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    22 March 1634    Riseley, Bedford, England
residence:        Riseley, Bedford, England    
father:    Edward Marlin        

Grace Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    15 May 1634    Godalming, Surrey, England
residence:        Godalming, Surrey, England    
father:    Robart Marlin
mother:    Grace        

Richard Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    17 August 1628    Frant, Sussex, England
residence:        Frant, Sussex, England    
father:    Henry Marlin        

Katherine Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    10 July 1618    Little Plumstead, Norfolk, England
residence:        Little Plumstead, Norfolk, England    
father:    John Marlin        

Richard Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    1 May 1617    Little Plumstead, Norfolk, England
residence:        Little Plumstead, Norfolk, England    
father:    John Marlin        

Margarett Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    6 November 1611    St. James, Dover, England
residence:        Dover, Kent, England    
father:    George Marlin        

Sisley Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    2 March 1616    Littlebourn, Kent, England
residence:        Kent, England    
father:    Henrey Marlin        

John Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    20 December 1629    Wissett, Suffolk, England
residence:        Wissett, Suffolk, England    
father:    Thomas Marlin
mother:    Thomasine ...        

John Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    8 July 1629    Wissett, Suffolk, England
residence:        Wissett, Suffolk, England    
father:    Christopher Marlin
mother:    Margaret        

James Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    13 June 1631    Wissett, Suffolk, England
residence:        Wissett, Suffolk, England    
father:    Thomas Marlin
mother:    ...        

John Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    10 December 1609    Wissett, Suffolk, England
residence:        Wissett, Suffolk, England    
father:    John Marlin
mother:    Margarett ...        

John Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    21 December 1615    Histon, Cambridge, England
residence:        Histon, Cambridge, England    
father:    Gadfre Marlin
mother:    Jane        

Thomas Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    28 January 1650    EWHURST, SURREY, ENGLAND    
father:    John Marlin        

John Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    28 January 1611    CHIDDINGFOLD, SURREY, ENGLAND    
father:    Christopher Marlin        

Margaret Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    27 January 1616    CHIDDINGFOLD, SURREY, ENGLAND    
father:    Christopher Marlin        

Thomas Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
birth:    29 November 1614    HUNTON, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND    
father:    Richard Marlin        

Martha Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    7 April 1612    SHALFORD, SURREY, ENGLAND    
father:    John Marlin        

Martin Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    1 November 1636    Brookland, Kent, England    
father:    Martin Marlin
mother:    Jone        

John Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    5 April 1624    STROUD, GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND    
father:    Abraham Marlin        

Eliz. Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    28 October 1621    SAINT CLEMENT DANES, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND    
father:    Edward Marlin
mother:    Ann

4 Answers

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Last name: Marlin

Recorded as Marland, Marlin, Marling, Merland, and possibly others, this is an English surname. It is locational from a place in Lancashire called Marland near the town of Rochdale, or possibly from a now "lost" medieval place in the county of Devonshire recorded as Merland in the famous Domesday Book of 1086. The name derives from the pre 7th century word "mere" meaning a lake or marshy ground, and "landa" which probably described an open, unfenced area. Locational surnames are usually "from" names. That is to say names given to people after they left their original homes to move somewhere else, and were best identified by being called after their former village or even town. Spelling being at best erratic and local dialects very thick, lead to the development of "sounds like" forms. Early examples of recordings taken from surviving church registers of the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1st of England (1558 - 1603) include Ann Marlande of Rochdale on April 21st 1583, Joan Marland who married William Wright on August 23rd 1597 at Manchester Cathedral, and Richard Marlin who married Jenet Armairyding on May 19th, 1606 at Eccleston by Chorley, also Lancashire. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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Looked up Marlin surname at familysearch.org between 1550 and 1650

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JJohn Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    8 April 1631    TETBURY, GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND    
father:    John Marlin        

Robert Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    10 March 1592    KIRDFORD, SUSSEX, ENGLAND    
father:    Edward Marlin        

Thomas Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    28 October 1592    KIRDFORD, SUSSEX, ENGLAND    
father:    Edward Marlin        

Katherine Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    11 April 1615    KIRDFORD, SUSSEX, ENGLAND    
father:    John Marlin        

Hugh Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    17 November 1616    THURLEIGH, BEDFORD, ENGLAND    
father:    John Marlin        

John Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    1 April 1605    THURLEIGH, BEDFORD, ENGLAND    
father:    John Marlin        

Thomas Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    18 August 1639    RISELEY, BEDFORD, ENGLAND    
father:    Edward Marlin        

Willm. Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    1573    SAINT NICHOLAS, GUILDFORD, SURREY, ENGLAND    
father:    George Marlin        

Susanna Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    4 March 1631    SHOREHAM, KENT, ENGLAND    
father:    Daniell Marlin        

Richard Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    19 October 1617    SEDGLEY, STAFFORD, ENGLAND    
father:    Edward Marlin        

Pet Marlin Or Martin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    29 June 1645    HOLY TRINITY, GUILDFORD, SURREY, ENGLAND    
father:    Jn Marlin Or Martin        

William Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    16 April 1637    RAMPTON, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND    
father:    Robert Marlin
mother:    Anne        

Edward Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    28 January 1621    Whittlesford, Cambridge, England
residence:        Whittlesford, Cambridge, England    
father:    John Marlin        

Elizabetha Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    29 March 1618    Great Staughton, Huntingdon, England
residence:        Great Staughton, Huntingdon, England    
father:    Gabriolis        

Emunndis Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    24 February 1620    Great Staughton, Huntingdon, England
residence:        Great Staughton, Huntingdon, England    
father:    Galirelis        

Joane Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    15 May 1614    Shipley, West Sussex, England
residence:        Shipley, Sussex, England    
father:    Willim Marlin        

Richard Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    24 November 1622    East Grinstead, Sussex, England
residence:        East Grinstead, Sussex, England            

Mary Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    1 September 1638    Lidlington, Bedford, England
residence:        Lidlington, Bedford, England    
father:    Christopher Marlin        

Christopher Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    2 December 1632    Lidlington, Bedford, England
residence:        Lidlington, Bedford, England    
father:    Christopher Marlin        

Tho Marlin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    18 August 1639    Riseley, Bedford, England
residence:        Riseley, Bedford, England    
father:    Edward Marlin
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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In my family, it's English, but a remote ancestor was made a Lord in the County of Derry (Northern Ireland) and took an Irish maid as a wife (to whitewash what was actually done). So at some point the name may have become integrated with Irish, before our line emmigrated to the U.S.
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interesting , my Marlin family has a similar Legend . Marlins originally hailed from Devonshire England. Our Marlin ancestor received land in an Irish Townland along with the Kent family for serving in King William III ‘s forces.

My direct Marlin lineage lived in Curran Village , Maghera County Londonderry.
Thank you for this information! It does sound very similar and I'm hoping this helps to pin it down a bit more. The Marlin name has carried forth to my mother's side of the family (her maiden name), but other than the tale I told above, I had no further information. The time period you laid out is right, though.

hi James,

do you know the names of your earliest Marlin ancestors in USA?
I am familiar with a few USA lines .James Marlin Rowan North Carolina , goes back to George Marlin and Millie Owen , Scotland .
I believe we were in Scotland early 1600s before Ireland about 1680 and on .
My earliest ancestors that i can find are Henry Marlin born about 1720 4th great grandfather and James Marlin born 1767 3rd great grandfather from Curran , Maghera County Londonderry.
I am on Ancestry.com username timmarlin 
gedmatch A198371
has your mother or any of her Marlin family done ancestry dna?

thanks for reply

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