The history of the name Golland begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is 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.
Early Origins of the Golland family
The surname Golland was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Golland family
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Golland Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Golland has been recorded under many different variations, including Jolland, Jollan, Jolan, Jolin, Joline, Jalland, Golland, Gollan, Golan and many more.
Early Notables of the Golland family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Golland family to Ireland
Some of the Golland 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.
Migration of the Golland family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Golland or a variant listed above:
Golland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Isaac Golland, aged 22, who arrived in New York, NY in 1860 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)
Golland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- T. Golland, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Psyche" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PSYCHE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PsycheRegister.htm
- William Golland, Scottish convict from Scotland, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849