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The name layland belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in Leyland, in Lancashire. The place-name Leyland is derived from the Old English elements lęge and land, and means "untilled land." It was recorded as Lailand in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
compiled in 1086 on the orders of William the Conqueror. The family name is derived from the place-name and means "dweller by the uncultivated land."

layland Early Origins



The surname layland was first found in Lancashire 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.

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layland Spelling Variations


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layland Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of layland include Leyland, Leland, Lelland, Leeland, Lealand and others.

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layland Early History


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layland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our layland research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1503, 1552, 1691 and 1766 are included under the topic Early layland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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layland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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layland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early layland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The layland were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

layland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Layland, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1653

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Contemporary Notables of the name layland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name layland (post 1700)



  • Louis C. Layland, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1912
  • Charles R. Layland, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956
  • Sir Francis Henry Godolphin Layland -Barratt (1896-1968), 2nd Baronet
  • Christian Layland -Greenaway (b. 1989), Australian football media personality and host of The Football Sack Podcast
  • Sir Francis Layland -Barratt (1860-1933), 1st Baronet, a British Liberal Party politician

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The layland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The layland Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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