Lealan is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having lived in Leyland, in Lancashire
. The place-name Leyland is derived from the Old English elements læge
and means "untilled land." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
It was recorded as Lailand in the Domesday Book
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."
Early Origins of the Lealan family
The surname Lealan 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. There are actually two parishes in Lancashire
bearing the name Layland or Leyland. "The Lancashire
Leyland was Leylaund, Leylond, Leyland, Laylond, Lelarid in the 13th century." CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
The first record of the family was actually found in neighbouring Yorkshire when Johannes Leyland was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Leyland Motors Limited, the British vehicle manufacturer of lorries, buses and trolleybuses was based in Leyland, Lancashire. Founded in 1896, the original company is now defunct.
Early History of the Lealan family
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Lealan Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Lealan has been recorded under many different variations, including Leyland, Leland, Lelland, Leeland, Lealand and others.
Early Notables of the Lealan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lealan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lealan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- David Lealan, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1870
- Elizabeth Lealan, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1870