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Early Origins of the Sharland family

The surname Sharland was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1260 when Robert de Schirlande held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Sharland family

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Sharland Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Shoreland, Shorland, Shopland, Shawland, Shorlan, Sherland, Shirland, Schawland, Shaweland, ShIreland and many more.

Early Notables of the Sharland family (pre 1700)

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United States Sharland migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sharland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Sharland, who landed in America in 1776 [1]
Sharland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frank Sharland, who settled in Michigan in 1880
  • Geo. Sharland, who settled in Iowa in 1889

Australia Sharland migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Sharland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Uriah Sharland, (b. 1811), aged 21, Welsh agricultural labourer who was convicted in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales for life for larceny, transported aboard the "Camden" on 21st September 1832, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • George Henry Sharland, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [3]

New Zealand Sharland migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Sharland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Mary A. Sharland, (b. 1852), aged 16, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 8th January1869 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sharland (post 1700) +

  • Gus Sharland (1868-1948), English actor, known for Children of Chance (1930), Harmony Heaven (1930) and Two Worlds (1930)
  • Reginald Sharland (1886-1944), English actor, known for Girl of the Port (1930), Inside the Lines (1930) and Shock (1934)
  • Charlotte Sharland (b. 1988), Welsh actress, known for Hello Au Revoir (2017)
  • Elizabeth Sharland L.G.S.M., A.Mus. A.,, British actress, author and producer
  • Michael Stanley Reid Sharland (1899-1987), Australian journalist, photographer, author and amateur ornithologist
  • Wallace Sutherland Sharland (1902-1967), Australian rules football player who played for Geelong (1920-1925), journalist and commentator

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. William John Sharland (b. 1896), English Petty Officer Stoker from Dawlish, Devon, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse (1941) and died in the sinking [5]

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 2nd December 2020). Retrieved from
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from
  5. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook