The Immslande surname first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria
, some time after the 12th century, when hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Immslande is a local
surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Immslande was given to someone who lived in Bavaria.
Early Origins of the Immslande family
The surname Immslande was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Imsland contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local
social and political affairs.
Early History of the Immslande family
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Immslande Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Immslande include Imsland, Immsland, Imssland, Imslland, Imslande, Immslland and many more.
Early Notables of the Immslande family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Immslande family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria
who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant
farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany
settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: Nels J. Imsland, who arrived in Iowa in 1892.