name Murland comes from the family having resided on a moor, which is a tract of open, uncultivated ground which is usually grown over with heather and coarse grasses and has a poor, peaty soil. The surname Murland literally means dweller by the moor-land.
The surname Murland belongs to the class of topographic
surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.
Early Origins of the Murland family
The surname Murland was first found in Westmorland
. The Mauley branch of the family claim Ugthorpe in the North Riding of Yorkshire
as their ancient ancestral home. "This was an ancient demesne of the crown, and is styled in Domesday Book
Ughetorp; the Mauleys became lords here at an early period, and from them the manor and estate descended by marriage to the Bigods, and afterwards to the Ratcliffes, by whom the whole was sold in parcels." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Murland family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Murland research.Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1190, 1625, 1695, 1660, 1789 and are included under the topic Early Murland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Murland Spelling Variations
Murland has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Morland, Morley, Moorland, Morthland, Morlay and many more.
Early Notables of the Murland family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Samuel Morland (1625-1695), notable English academic, diplomat, spy, inventor and mathematician, made 1st Baronet
Morland in 1660; the... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Murland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Murland family to Ireland
Some of the Murland family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Murland family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Murland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Miss Margaret A. Murland, (b. 1846), aged 20, British domestic servant travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Bombay" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 18th August 1866 CITATION[CLOSE]
New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
Murland Family Crest Products
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html