Last name: WOOLLAND

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WOOLLAND : This last name is indexed 916 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WOOLLAND : perhaps from Woolland (Dorset) which is recorded as Winlande in 1086 and Wuland' in 1212. The place-name derives from Old English *wynne ‘pasture meadow’ + land ‘land’.from Middle English wough ‘bent crooked’ + land(e) lond(e) ‘land’ (Old English wōh + land). The surname could be for a person who lived at or near a bend in a stream or river or for someone from any place so named such as Wollensbrook in Great Amwell (Herts). However no medieval bearers of such a surname have been found. Wollensbrook was recorded as Wollans brook in 1689 and Woollens about 1840 and so Woollen may sometimes be a variant of this surname. Variants in -ham may be due to scribal variation between final -n and -m and the subsequent misinterpretation of -am as being for -ham.

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