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From the historical and enchanting region of Scotland emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Medland family name. Originally, the Scottish people were known only by a single name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. The Medland surname is generally thought to derive from the Anglo-Norman French word "maltalent," or "mautalent," meaning "bad temper," in turn from the Late Latin "malum," meaning "bad," and "talentum," meaning "inclination," or "disposition." As such, the surname is said to be a nickname surname; originally used for someone with this characteristi c. However, there was also a place called Mautalant in Pontorson, France, which may have been a source for the surname.

Medland Early Origins



The surname Medland was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they came from England following 1066. Instances of the name were fairly common in Northumberland during the 12th and 13th centuries. One reference claims the name was thought to have been derived from a place in the parish of Inveresk in the county of Edinburgh called Magdalen Pans, which evolved to Maitland Pans, from a chapel dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen, which formerly stood there.[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Whatever the origin, it seems the first on record in Scotland was Thomas de Matalant, who was settled in Berwick during the reign of William the Lion, King of Scots from 1165 to 1214.

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Medland Spelling Variations


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Medland Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Maitland, Matland, Maltland, Maltalent, Matlain and others.

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Medland Early History


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Medland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Medland research. Another 431 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1525, 1573, 1568, 1595, 1587, 1645, 1624, 1745, 1486, 1586, 1537, 1595, 1590, 1586, 1645, 1616, 1682, 1620, 1691, 1653, 1695, 1655, 1710 and are included under the topic Early Medland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Medland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Medland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Sir Richard Maitland (1486-1586), lawyer and poet; John Maitland (1537-1595), created 1st Lord Maitland of Thirlestane (1590), and Lord Chancellor of Scotland (1586); John Maitland, 1st Earl of Lauderdale, Viscount of Lauderdale, Viscount Maitland, and Lord Thirlestane and Boltoun, (died 1645), President of...

Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Medland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Medland In Ireland


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Medland In Ireland



Some of the Medland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Medland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Geo Medland, who landed in Virginia in 1642

Medland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jus. Hy. Medland, aged 22, who landed in America from London England, in 1893

Medland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Samuel John Medland, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Cornwall, England in 1906
  • Ruby Medland, aged 1, who settled in America from Devenport, England, in 1907
  • Thomas L. Medland, aged 46, who emigrated to America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1908
  • William John Medland, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Plymouth, England, in 1912
  • Mary Edna Medland, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from Plymouth, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Medland Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • William Edward Medland, aged 69, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1913
  • William John Medland, aged 43, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1923
  • Isabel Mary Medland, aged 40, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1923

Medland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Medland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Psyche" in 1849
  • William Medland, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Medland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Medland (post 1700)



  • Lilian Marguerite Medland (1880-1955), Australian nurse and illustrator, best known for her paintings in Gregory Mathews' books on Australian birds
  • Thomas Medland (1765-1833), English engraver and draughtsman
  • Hubert Moses Medland (1881-1964), British Labour Party politician

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Consillio et animis
Motto Translation: By skill and spirit.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  11. ...

The Medland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Medland 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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