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Orlands History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Orlands is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the village of Horlands, that can be traced to numerous places round England, including Harland Edge in Derbyshire and Harland Wood in Sussex. This surname was originally derived from the Old English words har and land, which means that the original bearers of the surname lived in the land that was infested with hares.

Early Origins of the Orlands family


The surname Orlands was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Orlands family


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Orlands Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Orlands has been recorded under many different variations, including Harland, Hoarland, Hoareland, Hoorland, Hooreland, Horland, Horlands, Harlin, Harlind and many more.

Early Notables of the Orlands family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Hugh Herland (1330-1411), a 14th-century medieval English carpenter, the chief carpenter to King Richard II, best known pieces is the hammer-beam roof at Westminster Hall, regarded as one of the greatest carpentry achievements of the time, worked for William of Wykeham at New...
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Migration of the Orlands family to Ireland


Some of the Orlands family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Orlands family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Orlands Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ann Orlands, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Edward Orlands, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Frederick Orlands, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • John Orlands, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864

The Orlands 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: Per juga per fluvius
Motto Translation: Through precipices and torrents.


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