13,238 CARLIN members around the world
Stay informed about CARLIN Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
CARLIN Family HistoryThis 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!
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
Invite more CARLIN family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the CARLIN tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest