of ancient Scotland
were the tribe of the ancestors of the Gerlan family. The name Gerlan is derived from the Old English personal name Gærland.
However, the surname Gerlan 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 Gerlan family
The surname Gerlan 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 Gerlan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gerlan research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1296, 1379, 1425 and are included under the topic Early Gerlan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gerlan Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Gerlan has been spelled Garland, Garlland, Gerland, Gerlond and others.
Early Notables of the Gerlan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gerlan family to Ireland
Some of the Gerlan 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 Gerlan family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Gerlan: 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.