Hyland 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. Hyland originally appeared in Gaelic as O hUallachain, which is derived from the word "uallach," which means "proud."

Early Origins of the Hyland family

The surname Hyland 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.

Important Dates for the Hyland family

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Hyland Spelling Variations

Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Hyland family name. Variations found include Holohan, O'Holohan, Mulholland, Highland, Hoolohan, Houlihan, Hooligan, Whelton, Oulihan, Oulahen, Whoolahan and many more.

Early Notables of the Hyland family (pre 1700)

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Hyland migration to the United States

Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Hyland:

Hyland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Hyland, aged 29, who arrived in Maryland in 1684 [1]
Hyland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Hyland, who landed in New York in 1825 [1]
  • William Hyland, who arrived in New York in 1825 [1]
  • Michael Hyland, who landed in Mississippi in 1837 [1]
  • Thomas Hyland, aged 30, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • John Hyland, aged 17, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hyland migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hyland Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Michael Hyland, who arrived in Canada in 1812
  • Mrs. Margaret Hyland, aged 36 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Emigrant" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In October 1847 [2]
  • Miss. Martin Hyland who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Emigrant" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In 1847 [2]

Hyland migration to Australia

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

Hyland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Hyland, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Lysander" [3]
  • Jane Hyland, aged 24, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Lysander" [3]
  • Mathew Hyland, aged 51, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sultana" [4]
  • James Hyland, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino" [5]
  • Philip Hyland, aged 42, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hyland migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hyland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mary Hyland, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Miss Susan Hyland, (b. 1842), aged 26, British general servant travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 8th January1869 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hyland (post 1700)

  • Robert Joseph "Bob" Hyland (b. 1945), former American NFL football guard
  • John Joseph Hyland Jr (1912-1998), American admiral in the United States Navy, Commmander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1967-1970
  • Sarah Jane Hyland (b. 1990), American actress, best known for her role as Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family
  • Richard Frank Hyland (1900-1981), American gold medalist rugby union player at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Packy Hyland Jr., American founder of Hyland Software Inc in 1911, now with over 1,400 employees worldwide
  • Lawrence A. "Pat" Hyland (1897-1989), American electrical engineer, one of several people credited with major contributions to the invention of radar
  • Diana Hyland (1936-1977), American actress best known for her television appearances
  • Brian Hyland (b. 1943), American pop recording artist
  • George Hyland, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Livingston County 2nd District, 1861 [7]
  • Ezra Hyland, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 28th District, 1910 [7]
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hyland family

Halifax Explosion
  • Master Thomas O'Brien  Hyland (1911-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]
  • Mrs. Margaret  Hyland (1886-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]
  • Mr. William  Hyland (1900-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Leo James Hyland, aged 19, English Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 11 [9]

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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. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 35)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Lysander.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1852.shtml
  5. ^ South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  9. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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