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Ryland is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Ryland 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.

Ryland Early Origins



The surname Ryland was first found in 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.

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Ryland Spelling Variations


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Ryland Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Ryland, Roylance, Rylander, Rilands, Rylands and others.

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Ryland Early History


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Ryland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ryland research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1822 are included under the topic Early Ryland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ryland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ryland Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ryland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ryland In Ireland


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Ryland In Ireland



Some of the Ryland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ryland or a variant listed above:

Ryland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Ryland, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Thomas Ryland, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • John Ryland, who arrived in Maryland in 1664
  • William Ryland, who landed in Maryland in 1679
  • Thomas Ryland settled in Maryland in 1684
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ryland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Garrett Ryland, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • William Ryland settled in Maryland in 1731
  • John Ryland settled in Philadelphia in 1774

Ryland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Ryland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Success" in 1851
  • John Ryland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Success" in 1851
  • Mortimer Ryland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Success" in 1851
  • Octavius Ryland ( c. 1800-1886) was an English convict transported to Western Australia, arriving at Fremantle on board the "William Jardine" on August 1, 1852
  • Mary A. Ryland, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland"

Ryland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Pat Ryland, aged 15, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • James Ryland, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Charles Ryland, aged 17, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ryland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ryland (post 1700)



  • Bert Dexter Ryland (1941-2005), American lawyer and judge, Ninth Judicial District Court judge in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Robert Ryland (1805-1899), American academic, the first president of Richmond College
  • William Ryland (1770-1846), Irish-born, American Methodist clergyman, Chaplain of the Senate
  • Caius T. Ryland, American Democrat politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1855-56, 1867-69; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1888
  • Jonathan Edwards Ryland (1798-1866), English man of letters and tutor from Northampton
  • William Wynne Ryland (1738-1783), English engraver who pioneered stipple engraving but was later executed for forgery
  • Henry Ryland, British painter, decorator and designer in the late 1800s
  • Jens Fredrik Ryland (b. 1974), Norwegian guitarist
  • Louisa Anne Ryland (1814-1889), British major benefactor to the town of Birmingham, England
  • Adam Ryland (b. 1980), British programmer best known for creating the Extreme Warfare series of games

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Ryland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ryland Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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