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The history of the ancestors of the MacGartlend family begins among the Pictish clans ancient Scotland. The name MacGartlend comes from the Old English personal name Gærland. However, the surname MacGartlend may be a local name derived from some place which is now unknown; gær and land are common elements in Old English nomenclature.

MacGartlend Early Origins



The surname MacGartlend was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland. However, we must look south to find the first record of the name. Johannes de Garlandia or John of Garland ( fl. c. 1205-1255) was a philologist and university teacher who studied at Oxford. Another Johannes de Garlandia (Johannes Gallicus) (fl. c. 1270-1320) was a French music theorist of the late ars antiqua period of medieval music.

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MacGartlend Spelling Variations


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MacGartlend Spelling Variations



Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name MacGartlend include Garland, Garlland, Gerland, Gerlond and others.

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MacGartlend Early History


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MacGartlend Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacGartlend research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1296, 1379, 1425 and are included under the topic Early MacGartlend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacGartlend Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacGartlend Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early MacGartlend Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacGartlend In Ireland


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MacGartlend In Ireland



Some of the MacGartlend family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of MacGartlend: Daniel and Elizabeth Garland who settled in Barbados in 1654; Hugh Garland settled in Virginia in 1634; Peter Garland settled in Virginia in 1650; Robert Garland settled in Virginia in 1655.

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