Origins Available: English, Scottish
England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ruland family lived in Lincolnshire. This name is a topographical reference to land owned by the Rye family in this county. Rye is also topographical and indicates that the original bearer of the name lived near to a field of rye, and was distinguished by this proximity.
Early Origins of the Ruland family
Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Ruland family
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Ruland Spelling Variations
spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Ryland, Roylance, Rylander, Rilands, Rylands and others.
Early Notables of the Ruland family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ruland family to Ireland
Some of the Ruland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ruland family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ruland Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Ruland (post 1700)
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