Arland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Arland surname lived in the village of Horlands, that can be traced to numerous places round England, including Harland Edge in Derbyshire and Harland Wood in Sussex. This surname was originally derived from the Old English words har and land, which means that the original bearers of the surname lived in the land that was infested with hares.

Early Origins of the Arland family

The surname Arland was first found in Middlesex 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.

Important Dates for the Arland family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arland research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1235, 1208, 1235, 1330, 1411, 1384, 1425, 1500 and 1459 are included under the topic Early Arland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arland Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Arland are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Arland include: Harland, Hoarland, Hoareland, Hoorland, Hooreland, Horland, Horlands, Harlin, Harlind and many more.

Early Notables of the Arland family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Hugh Herland (1330-1411), a 14th-century medieval English carpenter, the chief carpenter to King Richard II, best known pieces is the hammer-beam roof at Westminster Hall, regarded as one of the greatest carpentry achievements of the time, worked for William of Wykeham at New College, Oxford (c. 1384), commissioned by royalty to work on...
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Arland family to Ireland

Some of the Arland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arland migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Arland or a variant listed above:

Arland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ernst Arland, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Arland (post 1700)

  • William W. Arland, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 37th District, 1914 [2]
  • Julia H. Arland, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Steuben County 1st District, 1932 [2]
  • Fred L. Arland, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Albany County 1st District, 1904, 1911), 1915; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1912 [2]
  • Flora Arland, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1944 [2]
  • Marcel Arland (1899-1986), French novelist, literary critic, and journalist
  • Burleigh Arland Grimes (1893-1985), American Major League Baseball pitcher, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964
  • Arland Stanton, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 8 aerial victories

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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