Last 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
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