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About the study
Maylin was my wifes maiden name and she asked if I could do her family history to see if she was related to the William Malyn mentioned below. I have gone back to the early 1700s and am finding Malyn that are not related so I am now researching the name.
History of the name
William Malyn was Oliver Cromwells secretary during the English Civil War.
Distribution of the name
Largely in Essex and Wales but throughout the British Isles.