2,818 NOLIN members around the world
Stay informed about NOLIN Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
NOLIN Family HistoryThis famous personal and later surname, is of pre 5th century German origins. Recorded in over one hundred different spellings ranging from Barnard, Benard, and Bernat, to Bernth, Bernucci, and Bieratowicz, it derives from the male personal name "Bernhard or Beornheard", comprising the elements "bern", meaning the bear, plus "hard", meaning brave, strong or hardy. Perhaps not surprisingly given the meaning of "Hardy bear" the name was always popular. The surname was first recorded in England in the 12th century.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous NOLIN (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the NOLIN tribe
- Find your NOLIN ancestor
- Tell us about your NOLIN Family
- Tell us about your NOLIN ancestors
- Ask a question about the NOLIN history
- Leave a message for NOLIN family members
Invite more NOLIN family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the NOLIN tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Show off the NOLIN Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from