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Karlin 1
Type Surname
Usage Jewish

Meaning & History

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) habitational name for someone from Karlin, a suburb of Pinsk in Belarus, in which the Jews formed the majority of the population until the Holocaust. A well-known Hasidic sect originated in Karlin and at one time it attracted so many followers that a (now obsolete) Russian word for ‘Hasid’ was Karliner (of Yiddish origin). It is possible that at least some people taking this surname did so because they were members of this sect and not because they were born or lived in Karlin.
Added 11/22/2007 by colleenh86
Edited 12/19/2021 by Frollein Gladys, LMS, trisha_cluskey and more

Karlin 2

Karlin 3
Type Surname (from location)
Usage Polish

Meaning & History

Polish habitational name from a village in Poland.
Added 3/11/2017 by LMS
Edited 3/14/2017 by Sofia

See Also

User submission Kärlin