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McGartland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The first family to use the name McGartland lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name McGartland is derived from the Old English personal name Gærland. However, the surname McGartland may be a local name derived from some place which is now unknown; gær and land are common elements in Old English nomenclature.

Early Origins of the McGartland family


The surname McGartland 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.

Early History of the McGartland family


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McGartland Spelling Variations


Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. McGartland has appeared Garland, Garlland, Gerland, Gerlond and others.

Early Notables of the McGartland family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McGartland family to Ireland


Some of the McGartland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McGartland family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McGartland Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James McGartland, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Owen McGartland, aged 18, a tailor, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Margaret McGartland, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland

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