Palin

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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’.
  2. 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’.
  3. French: unexplained.
  4. 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.

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