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Where did the English Hoyland family come from? What is the English Hoyland family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hoyland family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hoyland family history?The ancient history of the Hoyland name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in one of four places named Hoyland in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Hoyland belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hoyland include Howland, Hoyland and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoyland research. Another 292 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1591, and 1673 are included under the topic Early Hoyland History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 30 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoyland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hoyland or a variant listed above:
Hoyland Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Hoyland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hoyland 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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