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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.

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

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


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

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!


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


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