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The name Gollan has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the baptismal nameJollan. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Gollan Early Origins



The surname Gollan was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Gollan Spelling Variations


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Gollan Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Gollan include Jolland, Jollan, Jolan, Jolin, Joline, Jalland, Golland, Gollan, Golan and many more.

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Gollan Early History


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Gollan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gollan research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1212, 1273, 1379, 1479, and 1536 are included under the topic Early Gollan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gollan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gollan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gollan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gollan In Ireland


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Gollan In Ireland



Some of the Gollan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Gollan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Donald Campbell Gollan, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gollan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Donald Gollan, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  • Jessie Gollan, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/dirigo1854.shtml.

Gollan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • D. Gollan, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clydeside" in 1841
  • James Gollan, aged 33, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Abigail Gollan, aged 32, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Mary Gollan, aged 12, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Robert Gollan, aged 9, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gollan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gollan (post 1700)



  • Sir Henry Cowper Gollan CBE, KC (1918-1924), British lawyer and judge, 12th Attorney General of Ceylon, Chief Justice of Hong Kong (1924-1930)
  • John Gollan (1911-1977), Scottish leader of the Communist Party of Great Britain (1956-1976)
  • Olivia Gollan (b. 1973), former Australian racing cyclist, winner of the Australian national road race title in 2003
  • Donald Herbert Louis Gollan (1896-1971), British silver medalist rower at the 1928 Summer Olympics
  • William McCulloch Gollan CBE (1885-1968), Australian politician, Secretary for Mines (1954-1956), Secretary for Lands (1957-1959)
  • George Charles Gollan (1886-1957), Australian politician, Minister for Labour and Industry and Social Welfare (1939-1941)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/dirigo1854.shtml.

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The Gollan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gollan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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