The latest news re the Dallyn Family is that there are/were no, repeat no, Dallyns in Scotland! This was a bit of a disappointment, but can be confirmed by accessing the Scottish Record Office's site at origins.net/GRO/. Thousands of Philips though and a really excellent site for anyone with Scots ancestors. The search for Dallyns goes on. Oh, and we are not related to Dallings from Norfolk. Any Dallings in N. Devon are the result of Dallyn being mis-spelt by census takers etc. The llyn part of our name comes from the river Lyn in N. Devon, and Dallyns have been living there since before the 15C.