England, such as Ealand in Lincolnshire, Little Eland in Northumberland, or Elland in Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Eiland family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Eiland family
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Eiland Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Eiland family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eiland family to Ireland
Some of the Eiland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eiland family to the New World and Oceana
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
Eiland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Eiland (post 1700)
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