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Where did the Scottish Kirkland family come from? What is the Scottish Kirkland family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kirkland family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kirkland family history?In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Kirkland as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in Cumberland.
The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Kirkland has been spelled Kirkland, Kirkeland, Kirtland and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kirkland research. Another 167 words(12 lines of text) covering the year 1280 is included under the topic Early Kirkland History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Kirkland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Kirkland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 254 words(18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:
Kirkland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Kirkland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Kirkland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Kirkland Settlers in New Zealand 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: Facta non verba
Motto Translation: Deeds not words.
The Kirkland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kirkland 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.
This page was last modified on 14 February 2015 at 15:15.