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Where did the Scottish Ireland family come from? What is the Scottish Ireland family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ireland family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ireland family history?Ireland is a Dalriadan-Scottish name, no doubt originally for a person who lived in the region of Ireland. According to tradition, this surname originated when emigrants from Ireland acquired the Norman surnames of de Yrlande and le Ireis. Eventually, some of the descendants of these emigrants returned to the Emerald Isle as strangers. The names went through further changes, first occurring in their modern forms by 1664, in the Hearth Money Rolls for Armagh. The surnames Ireland and Irish were formerly well-known in Couny Kilkenny, but are now primarily found in Ulster. These names provide an interesting example of Hiberno-Norman name formation in that, unlike most Norman names in Ireland, they did not originate with people of Norman stock who then migrated to Ireland. Rather, they originated with Irish migrants who moved to Norman-speaking regions, gained their surnames, and then returned to Ireland.The word Ireland goes back to the Old English Iraland, created using the Celtic Ir.
Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Ireland has appeared in various documents spelled Ireland, Ierland and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ireland research. Another 311 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1336, 1489, 1524, 1454, 1600, 1636, 1679, 1929, 1624, 1675, 1654 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Ireland History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 103 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ireland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Ireland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Ireland family emigrate to North America:
Ireland Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Ireland Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Ireland Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Amor et pax
Motto Translation: Love and peace.
The Ireland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ireland 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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