Hiland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Hiland originally appeared in Gaelic as O hUallachain, which is derived from the word "uallach," which means "proud."

Early Origins of the Hiland family

The surname Hiland was first found in Thomond (Irish: Tuadh Mumhan), literally North Thomond, the pre-Norman Kingdom of Thomond, since divided between counties Limerick, Tipperary and Clare, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Hiland family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hiland research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hiland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hiland Spelling Variations

Many spelling variations of the surname Hiland can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Holohan, O'Holohan, Mulholland, Highland, Hoolohan, Houlihan, Hooligan, Whelton, Oulihan, Oulahen, Whoolahan and many more.

Early Notables of the Hiland family (pre 1700)

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United States Hiland migration to the United States +

A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Hiland name:

Hiland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Hiland, aged 29, who arrived in Maryland in 1684 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hiland (post 1700) +

  • John William Hiland (1860-1901), American Major League Baseball Second baseman who played three games in 1885 with the Philadelphia Quakers
  • Johnny Hiland, American bluegrass musician
  • W. P. Hiland, American politician, Mayor of DeKalb, Illinois, 1935 [2]
  • Hiland Orlando Stickney (1867-1911), American football player and coach, active from 1889 to 1899

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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