name Herlan comes from the family having resided in the village of Horlands, that can be traced to numerous places round England
, including Harland Edge in Derbyshire
and Harland Wood in Sussex
. This surname was originally derived from the Old English words har
which means that the original bearers of the surname lived in the land that was infested with hares.
Early Origins of the Herlan family
The surname Herlan was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Herlan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herlan research.Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1235, 1208, 1235, 1330, 1411, 1384, 1425, 1500 and 1459 are included under the topic Early Herlan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Herlan Spelling Variations
Herlan has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Harland, Hoarland, Hoareland, Hoorland, Hooreland, Horland, Horlands, Harlin, Harlind and many more.
Early Notables of the Herlan family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Hugh Herland (1330-1411), a 14th-century medieval English carpenter, the chief carpenter to King Richard II, best known pieces is the hammer-beam roof at Westminster Hall, regarded as one of the greatest carpentry achievements of the time, worked for William of Wykeham at New... Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herlan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Herlan family to Ireland
Some of the Herlan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Herlan family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Herlans to arrive on North American shores: George Harland who settled in Virginia in 1642; William Harland arrived in Fort Cumberland
Nova Scotia in 1774; John, Patrick, Jacob Hoar arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860.
The Herlan 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: Per juga per fluvius
Motto Translation: Through precipices and torrents.
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