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Galand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Origins Available: French, German

From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Galand family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Galand surname derives from the Old French word "galer," which meant "to enjoy oneself;" and as such was a nickname for a cheerful or high-spirited person.

Early Origins of the Galand family

The surname Galand was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where they held a family seat.

Early History of the Galand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Galand research.
Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1811, 1646 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Galand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Galand Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gallant, Gallante, Gallont, Galant, Gallantes, Galante, Galantes, Gallonte, Gallontes, Galonte, Galontes, Callant, Callantes, Callante, Callont, Calant, Calante, Calantes, Callonte, Callontes, Calonte, Calontes, Galland, Galand, Galen, Gallen, Galande, Gallande, Galandes, Gallandes, Galland and many more.

Early Notables of the Galand family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Galand family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Galand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Verant Galand, who settled in Massachusetts in 1763

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