Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Deland originally appeared in Gaelic as Dubhshlainte. The word dubh means black, and Slaine is topographical; it is Anglicized as Slaney, and may refer to the river Slaney.
Early Origins of the Deland family
The surname Deland was first found in Leinster
, 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.
Early History of the Deland family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deland research.Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1178, 1202, 1685, 1753, 1722, 1797, 1764 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Deland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Deland Spelling Variations
Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations
of the name Deland dating from that time include Delaney, Delany, Delane, Delaune, Dalaney and others.
Early Notables of the Deland family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family name at this time was Daniel Dulany the Elder (1685-1753), Irish-born, prominent lawyer and land-developer in colonial Maryland, who held a number of colonial offices; and his son, Daniel Dulany the Younger (1722-1797), born in Annapolis, Maryland, was a Maryland Loyalist politician and Mayor of Annapolis (1764-1765.)... Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Deland family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Deland Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Patrick Deland, aged 20, a yeoman, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
- Mrs. Deland, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
Deland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Benjamin Edward Deland, aged 25, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"
Contemporary Notables of the name Deland (post 1700)
- Margaret Deland (1857-1945), née Margaretta Wade Campbell, an American novelist, short story writer, and poet
- Henry Addison Deland (1834-1908), American baking soda manufacturer in Fairport, New York; founder of DeLand, Florida; his home s listed on the National Register of Historic Places
- Josefina "Josephine" Deland (1814-1890), Swedish feminist, writer and teacher
- Pierre Joseph Deland (1805-1862), Swedish actor and theatre director
- Louis Joseph Marie Deland (1772-1823), Swedish ballet dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and ballet master