Gartlan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Gartlan originated among the descendants of the ancient Pictish clans. It is derived from the Old English personal name Gærland. However, the surname Gartlan may be a local name derived from some place which is now unknown; gær and land are common elements in Old English nomenclature.

Early Origins of the Gartlan family

The surname Gartlan 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.

Important Dates for the Gartlan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gartlan research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1296, 1379, 1425 and are included under the topic Early Gartlan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gartlan Spelling Variations

During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Gartlan include Garland, Garlland, Gerland, Gerlond and others.

Early Notables of the Gartlan family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gartlan family to Ireland

Some of the Gartlan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gartlan migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gartlan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Edward Gartlan, aged 31, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance" [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Constance.htm
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