The roots of the name Garllant are found among the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland
. The name comes from the Old English personal name Gærland.
However, the surname Garllant may be a local
name derived from some place which is now unknown; gær
are common elements in Old English nomenclature.
Early Origins of the Garllant family
The surname Garllant was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
. However, we must look south to find the first record of the name. Johannes de Garlandia or John of Garland ( fl.
c. 1205-1255) was a philologist and university teacher who studied at Oxford. Another Johannes de Garlandia (Johannes Gallicus) (fl. c. 1270-1320) was a French music theorist of the late ars antiqua period of medieval music.
Early History of the Garllant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garllant research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1296, 1379, 1425 and are included under the topic Early Garllant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Garllant Spelling Variations
Although Medieval Scotland
lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations
of Scottish single names. Garllant has been written Garland, Garlland, Gerland, Gerlond and others.
Early Notables of the Garllant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Garllant family to Ireland
Some of the Garllant family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Garllant family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland
, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan
societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Garllant: Daniel and Elizabeth Garland who settled in Barbados in 1654; Hugh Garland settled in Virginia in 1634; Peter Garland settled in Virginia in 1650; Robert Garland settled in Virginia in 1655.