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Where did the English Darland family come from? What is the English Darland family crest and coat of arms? When did the Darland family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Darland family history?The name Darland was formed many centuries ago by the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a person who was greatly loved by his friends and family. The surname was originally derived from the word deorling, which meant darling.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Darland include Darling, Derling, Darlin, Durling, Darline, Derline, Derlin and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Darland research. Another 307 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1772, 1825, 1831, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Darland History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 31 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Darland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Darland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 116 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Francis Darling who settled in Virginia in 1654; George Darling settled in Boston in 1651; another George Darling settled in Virginia in 1774; Richard Darling settled in Virginia in 1651 with his wife Ruth..
The Darland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Darland 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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