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This interesting and unusual name is of English origin and is topographical for someone who lived on a high patch of ground, deriving from the Old English pre 7th Century 'heg', and the Middle English development 'hegh' or 'hie', meaning high, and 'land', land. The following examples illustrate the name development after 1255 (see below): Wulford atte Heghelonde (1275, Hundred Rolls of Kent) and Thomas de Heyeland (1275, Hundred Rolls of Sussex) and in the modern idiom the variants include Hayland(s), Highland, Heyland and Hyland. Topographical names are some of the earliest names to be created, as topographical features, whether natural or manmade, provided obvious and convenient means of identification...

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Judith Weavers (Hyland)

Have been looking into my Hyland family from Australia for some years. My grandfather was from Wagga Wagga and came to NZ and married my grandmother. He destroyed all his papers so I am flying blind in my research. He was a bit of a scoundrel and obviously had various names he called himself over the years!! The only information I do have is that he had a sister Olga and a brother Luke. I believe I have found his family Father Luke and Mother Rhoda who was born in NZ.


Looking to search info on my name! Father originally from bow Lane inchicore dublin! Mother maiden name was donelly! Myself and father share same name! MICHAEL HYLAND!

Laura Lee

Recently discovering my ancestory, Samuel Hyland born 1853 in Ireland and came to Canada. searching any and all available information. :)


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