There are several places named Newland in Britain. It is unclear whether the Niland surname was derived from a place name, or whether it was taken on by someone lived on some land only recently cultivated.
Early Origins of the Niland family
The surname Niland was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Niland family
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Niland Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Niland were recorded, including Newland, Newling, Newley, Nieland, Newlan and others.
Early Notables of the Niland family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Robert Newlyn (1597-1688), an English clergyman and academic, President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford from 1640 to 1648; and Roger Newland of Newlands in Southampton who having failed... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Niland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Niland family to Ireland
Some of the Niland family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Niland family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Niland family emigrate to North America:
Niland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Niland, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Niland (post 1700)
- John Hugh Niland (b. 1944), former American football offensive lineman
- M. S. Niland, American Republican politician, Chair of Niagara County Republican Party, 1910 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Deborah Niland (b. 1950), Australian artist
- Kilmeny Niland (1950-2009), Australian artist and illustrator
- Conor Niland (b. 1981), Irish professional tennis player
- John Rodney Niland (b. 1940), Australian businessman and professor
- D'Arcy Francis Niland (1919-1967), Australian author
The Niland 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: Le Nom, les armes, la loyauté
Motto Translation: The Name, the arms, the loyalty.