Molland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Molland family
The surname Molland was first found in at Dartington, in Devon, as well as twenty-nine other lordships throughout England. William of Moulins, Sire de Falaise, Lord of Moulins in 1030, in Normandy, uncle of William the Conqueror, was granted many lands by King William. Today Molland is a civil parish and small village in the union and hundred of South Molton comprising 5972 acres.
Further north in Lancashire at Literthland, "Stephen, Earl of Boulogne, who afterwards succeeded to the crown of England, granted to Robert de Molines his land in "Liderlant," for 14s. per annum." 
Again in Lancashire, the latter source that "[Melling cum Cunscough] appears to have been part of the tract of land granted by Roger de Poictou to Vivian de Molines; for the son of the latter, Sir Adam de Molines, gave in free and pure alms to the church of St. Mary, of Cockersand, certain acres of land in Melling and Cunscough." 
Early History of the Molland family
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Molland Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mollins, Molyne, Molin, Moilines, Moullin, Moulins and many more.
Early Notables of the Molland family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Molland family to Ireland
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Molland migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Molland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Emmeline Molland, aged 32, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
- Henrietta Molland, aged 11, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
- Ernest Molland, aged 9, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
- Lilly Jane Molland, aged 3, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
- Bessie A. Molland, aged 8 mths., who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
Contemporary Notables of the name Molland (post 1700) +
- Leland P. Molland, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 11 aerial victories
- Joseph "Joey" Charles Molland (b. 1947), English composer and rock guitarist
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.