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Where did the Scottish Garland family come from? What is the Scottish Garland family crest and coat of arms? When did the Garland family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Garland family history?The first family to use the name Garland lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Garland is derived from the Old English personal name Gærland. However, the surname Garland may be a local name derived from some place which is now unknown; gær and land are common elements in Old English nomenclature.
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Garland has appeared Garland, Garlland, Gerland, Gerlond and others.
First found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garland research. Another 156 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1296, 1379, and 1425 are included under the topic Early Garland History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Garland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Garland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 122 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Garland:
Garland Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Garland Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Garland Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Garland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Garland Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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