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There are several possible origins for the distinguished surname Eiland. Firstly, it is derived from the Old English "ealand," meaning "low-lying land" or "island." Alternatively, it may be derived from several place names in Northern England, such as Ealand in Lincolnshire, Little Eland in Northumberland, or Elland in Yorkshire.

Eiland Early Origins



The surname Eiland was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire, where the surname is descended from Ilbert de Lacy, who was the tenant of the lands of Elland according to the Domesday Book of 1086. Some of the family were found at Whitworth in Lancashire in early times. "The manor [of Whitworth] was granted by 'divers donators' to the convent of Stanlow in Cheshire, in the reign of John; among these donors was Sir John de Elland, parcener of the lordship of Rochdale, who gave one moiety of the manor." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Eiland Spelling Variations


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Eiland Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Eiland include Eland, Elland, Elan, Elande, Eyland, Eyeland, Egland, Eylan and many more.

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Eiland Early History


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Eiland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eiland research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 137 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Eiland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eiland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eiland Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eiland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Eilands to arrive on North American shores:

Eiland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • enrich Eiland, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

Eiland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A.Z. Eiland, aged 21, who arrived in America, in 1919
  • Ralph T. Eiland, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1920
  • Eric Eiland, aged 39, who arrived in America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eiland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eiland (post 1700)



  • Deandre' Eiland (b. 1982), American NFL football player who has played since 2004
  • Allen Craig Eiland (b. 1962), American politician, Speaker pro Tempore of the Texas House of Representatives (2003-)
  • David William Eiland (b. 1966), former American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1998 to 2000
  • Giora Eiland (b. 1952), retired Major General in the Israel Defense Forces, former National Security Advisor

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Eiland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eiland 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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