Join
Log in  | New? Register

13,238 CARLIN members around the world

Stay informed about CARLIN Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to CARLIN Family online & offline events

See our recent family gatherings

CARLIN Family History

This interesting surname, widespread in the Ulster County of Tyrone, is an Anglicized form of two distinct Gaelic Irish septs names, O' Caireallain and O' Cearbhallain. The former sept was located in Clondermot, County Derry, where its leader was chief of Clan Diarmada, whence the name of the parish of Clondermot. The sept of O' Cearbhallain was also of Ulster, being located chiefly in Cavan and Monaghan, prior to their migration into the north Leinster county of Meath. Traditionally, Irish family names are take either from the heads of tribes or from illustrious warriors, and are usually prefixed by "mac" meaning "son of", or "o", male descendant of.

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous CARLIN (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!

MEET

Join the conversation with the CARLIN tribe

  • Find your CARLIN ancestor
  • Tell us about your CARLIN Family
  • Tell us about your CARLIN ancestors
  • Ask a question about the CARLIN history
  • Leave a message for CARLIN family members
Max

I’m looking for a Bennett Carlin born around 1798. Possibly in America. He married a Rosanna Stone from Virginia.

Reply
Maria Robinson

My grandfather was John Carlin, his father was Hugh they were from County Tyrone, I am interested in where the family came from

Reply
PATRICIA CARLIN

Hi - we are researching the CARLIN name in Carran Clare Ireland. Charles Carlin? Thomas Carlin - does anyone here have a link too?

Reply
Janine Fox

Hi My grandad was Bernard Carlin, born in Ilkeston Nottingham in 1900 He had a brother called Owen. Their father was James Carlin. My mum Jean who is now deceased used to make references to being Irish quite a lot but this is all I know of my Irish heritage. I recently undertook a DNA test that confirmed I am 39% Irish so I am keen to explore my Irish roots. Looking for any Carlin’s out there who can shed any light. Thank you!

Reply
Carlin

Hi Carlins from Ireland and Britain we are (Carlins from Nothern Russia) searching roots! Could someone contact us, who interested in history of family.

Reply

Invite more CARLIN family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the CARLIN tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest
LEARN

Discover where the CARLIN Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!

SHOP

Show off the CARLIN Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from