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The Picts of ancient Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the MacGartlynd family. The name MacGartlynd is derived from the Old English personal name Gærland. However, the surname MacGartlynd may be a local name derived from some place which is now unknown; gær and land are common elements in Old English nomenclature.

MacGartlynd Early Origins



The surname MacGartlynd 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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MacGartlynd Early History


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MacGartlynd Early History



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

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MacGartlynd Spelling Variations


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MacGartlynd Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, MacGartlynd has been spelled Garland, Garlland, Gerland, Gerlond and others.

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MacGartlynd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacGartlynd Early Notables (pre 1700)



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MacGartlynd In Ireland


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MacGartlynd In Ireland



Some of the MacGartlynd 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 cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name MacGartlynd: 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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