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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German and Danish : habitational name for someone from a place so named near Neubrandenburg; the -in ending suggests Slavic origin.
  • French : metonymic occupational name for a maker of straw mattresses, Old French ballin.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Balin.
  • Asturian-Leonese : habitational name from any of the places in Asturies named Vallín, from a diminutive of valle ‘valley’.

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