Haverland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Haverland is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Haverland family lived in Somerset and Guernsey. Their name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Haverland in Contantin, Normandy.

Early Origins of the Haverland family

The surname Haverland was first found in Somerset and Guernsey where "a member of the ancient Norman family of De Havilland of Guernsey settled in Somersetshire temp. Henry VII., and founded this surname in England." [1] The original Guernsey family settled there before 1176.

Early History of the Haverland family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haverland research. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1170 are included under the topic Early Haverland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haverland Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Haverland family name include Haviland, Havilland, De Haviland and others.

Early Notables of the Haverland family (pre 1700)

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


United States Haverland migration to the United States +

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Haverland family to immigrate North America:

Haverland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A M Haverland, who landed in America in 1841 [2]

Canada Haverland migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Haverland Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Andrew Haverland U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]
  • Mr. Herman Haverland Sr., U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [3]

Australia Haverland migration to Australia +

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

Haverland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Haverland, aged 24, a tailor, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Pauline" [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Haverland (post 1700) +

  • Mark David Haverland (b. 1956), American Continuing Anglican bishop from Youngstown, Ohio, Archbishop and metropolitan of the Anglican Catholic Church
  • Michael Haverland, American architect based in New York City
  • Torsten Haverland (b. 1965), German sailor who competed in the men's 470 event at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Anna Haverland (1854-1908), German actress who also worked as a writer


The Haverland Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dominus fortissima turris
Motto Translation: The Lord is the strong tower


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PAULINE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Pauline.htm


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