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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Rylander 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.

Rylander Early Origins



The surname Rylander 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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Rylander Spelling Variations


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Rylander Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of 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.

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Rylander Early History


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Rylander Early History



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

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Rylander Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rylander Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Rylander In Ireland


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Rylander In Ireland



Some of the Rylander 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 emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Rylander or a variant listed above:

Rylander Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nils Rylander, aged 25, landed in New York in 1829
  • M N Rylander, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rylander (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rylander (post 1700)



  • Alvin F. Rylander, American Olympic gold medalist in rowing
  • Isabel Rylander, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1940
  • Carole Keeton Rylander, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 10th District, 1986; Texas State Comptroller; Elected 1998, 2002
  • Amanda Fredrika Rylander (1832-1920), Swedish actress

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. 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.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Rylander Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rylander 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 November 2015 at 10:31.

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