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Galin Surname History


Where did the Scottish Galin family come from? What is the Scottish Galin family crest and coat of arms? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Galin family history?In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the Galin family were born. Their name comes from the Gaelic personal name "MacChaluim" which means "son of Calum," oe "son of St. Colomba." The names MacCallum and Malcolm are used interchangeably as Calum is the often Anglicized as Malcolm.


First found in Argyllshire, where they quickly attained the status of Clan. Their ancient Clan seat was at Poltalloch near Loch Craignish. The related Clan Calum is said to have been from Ariskeodnish. One of the earliest records of the name was Reginald MacCallum of Corbarron who was made the hereditary constable of Craignish Castle in 1414. Sir Duncan Campbell granted him lands in Craignish and on Loch Avich. This arrangement demonstrates the strong alliance between the MacCallums and the Campbells of Argyll; an arrangement which made them deadly foes of the MacDonalds. In 1647, Sir Alexander MacDonald killed Zacharie MacCallum, a supporter of the Campbell chief, in battle at Ederline. In the 17th century, another Zachary Maccallum was bequeathed the Cobarron lands by the last of that branch


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Most Common Galin First Names

According to our database of 356 people with the last name Galin that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • Jean 5.1%
  • Marie 2.2%
  • Joseph 2.2%
  • Pierre 2.0%
  • Charles 1.7%
  • Bernard 1.4%
  • Rose 1.1%
  • Louis 1.1%
  • Jeanne 1.1%
  • Jacques 1.1%
  • Ann 1.1%
  • John 1.1%
  • Alice 1.1%
  • Julius 1.1%
  • Jack 0.8%
  • Augustin 0.8%
  • Albert 0.8%
  • François 0.8%
  • Morris 0.8%
  • Frank 0.8%
  • Anna 0.8%
  • Laurent 0.8%
  • Antoine 0.8%
  • Sam 0.8%
  • Esther 0.8%
  • Stanley 0.8%
  • Ernest 0.8%
  • Lillian 0.8%
  • Rebecca 0.8%
  • Lawrence 0.8%
  • Michael 0.8%
  • Claudine 0.6%
  • Jacob 0.6%
  • Murray 0.6%
  • Aldro 0.6%
  • Mary 0.6%
  • Victor 0.6%
  • David 0.6%
  • Shirley 0.6%
  • Claudius 0.6%
  • Jessica 0.6%
  • Marvin 0.6%
  • Dorothy 0.6%
  • Bridget 0.6%
  • Richard 0.6%
  • Carlos 0.6%
  • Thomas 0.6%
  • Baptiste 0.6%
  • Simon 0.6%
  • Andrew 0.6%

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