How Popular Is The Name Palin
Family name origins & meanings
- 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 Pāl respectively, + -ingas ‘followers of’, ‘dependants of’.
- French : unexplained.
- A Palin, also written Palen and Pallin, from the Poitou region of France, is documented in Quebec City in 1692, with the secondary surname Dabonville.