where the earliest record of this name was of Thomas and William Whillans who held lands in the Lordship of
about 1490. The name is believed to be derived from the old lands of Quheillands in the lordships of Liddisdaill. Thomas and William Querland were mentioned in 1505 and just one year later, they are referred to as Thomas and William Querlance.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Whilan settled in New York in 1853.