Scotland. The name Gerlonde comes from the Old English personal name Gærland. However, the surname Gerlonde 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 Gerlonde family
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 Gerlonde family
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Gerlonde Spelling Variations
spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Gerlonde has appeared Garland, Garlland, Gerland, Gerlond and others.
Early Notables of the Gerlonde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gerlonde family to Ireland
Some of the Gerlonde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gerlonde family to the New World and Oceana
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Gerlonde: 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.
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