Last name: GARLAND

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GARLAND : This last name is indexed 162,365 times on Geneanet!

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GARLAND : 1: English: from Middle English gerlond ger(e)land garlond ‘metal chaplet crown coronet; wreath’ probably a nickname denoting a habitual wearer of such items or a metonymic occupational name for a maker of them.2: English: perhaps from the Old French personal name Gerland (ancient Germanic Garuland probably from garw- ‘war-gear; prepared(ness)’ + land ‘land’; the first element of the French name may instead be from a name beginning with gēr ‘spear’).3: English: topographic name from Middle English gor(e) gar(e) ‘triangular piece’ + lond ‘land’ (Old English gāra + land lond) for someone who lived ‘(at the) triangular piece of land’. Compare Garfield.4: Irish: adopted for the Norman name Gernon which was Gaelicized as Gearnún.

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