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Subject: RE: CAMLIN
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 08:39:38 -0800
Hi Scott, I'm not a research of Huguenots, so I can give you some
suggestions. If anyone on the list is and has additional ones,
please let us know.
Moving from the easiest to the hardest, I'd check first
www.familytree.com . They I think are selling a CD with a bunch of
books. Probably a couple books. I seem to recall a Huguenot CD or two.
I didn't find anything in the index of Grenham's book "Tracing your
Ryan "Irish Records" says the records of 3 Dublin churches are in
VOl 7, 14, and 19(Portarlington) in the Proceedings of the Huguenot
Society of London. For a full account he refers us to Vivienne
Costello in "Irish CHurch Records" (Dublin, Flyleaf Press, 1992)
The earliest records in Ryan are 1668.
Falley "Irish and Scotch-Irish Ancestral Research" has a whole
chapter on themselves. She identifies a lot of sources. You shouldn't
(at some point) neglect Hayes and such indexes of Irish research.
However it is always interesting to check the name in IGI. It'll
do a "fuzzy" search for you if you do not check "Use Exact Spelling"
and that'll show where they are. It's on totally accurate of course,
especially for Ireland.
It shows a lot of them in Scotland and England. One in England
as early as 1567 in Sommerset. There are Kamlins in Finalnd.
There are none in France -- either because there are none in
France or because IGI is bad for France. Lots of MERLEs there....
I used to think a couple of my Scottish surnames were French
because they sounded French, but there aren't any in France, so
I tend now to beleive the authors that claim they are Scottish in
You should be able, fairly easily, using LDS, to search enough
Hugeunot church records to determine if the name occurs
among their ranks.
The CAMLINs in Ireland in Griffiths Valuation are in Ulster,
east Ulster, spread out in Antrim and Down. Suggests they are
either Scottish or there's an Ulster clan. Doesn't seen to be
an Ulster clan (Nothing in MacLysaght). Not in Black "Surnames
of Scotland" either. Very odd, though they are there. They may
well have originated as those Finns. We forget that before the
Union of Scotland and England, Scotland traded quite vigorously
with the European and Scandanavian countries. There were busy
colonies of Scottish merchants in the Hanseatic cities and
thousands of Scots were invited to Poland to become a new merchant
class. So you find lots of Scots throughout continenet Europe
as well as many foreign groups who settled in Scotland -- Flemish
weavers being a prime example. Finnish merchants aren't hard to
Donno....just remember, you get what you pay for in genealogy,
and this was free.
--------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Scott Camlin <>
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 23:00:20 -0500
>I've read several volumes of Huguenot and Reformation history lately to get
>some background on a persistent story that the CAMLIN name is Huguenot in
>origin. I have enough Camlin's in Scotland and England before the
>Revocation of the Edict of Nantes that I don't give the story much weight,
>but am trying to track it down.
>So where would I follow up Huguenot documentation of Huguenot names in
>Seeking CAMLIN, DICKSON and CARSON