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TOLAND - In and Out of Ireland James Toland

TOLAND - In and Out of Ireland

James Toland

Published July 12th 2011
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Kindle Edition
73 pages
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Did you know that TOLAND is one of the rarest Irish surnames — originating in a small rural area of County Donegal in the mid-1600s? Author James Toland, in his original 2000 book, details the origins of the Toland family back to the 1st century andMoreDid you know that TOLAND is one of the rarest Irish surnames — originating in a small rural area of County Donegal in the mid-1600s? Author James Toland, in his original 2000 book, details the origins of the Toland family back to the 1st century and makes connections between the ancient tuaths, or tribes, and the current bearers of the name. The name, Toland, was actually mistranslated from the Irish language into English during the 17th century.The original Gaelic name, O’Tuathalain (the people mighty), was shortened by census-takers to O’Toolan, then to Toolan, and finally anglicized as Toland. The descendants of just a half-dozen Tolands, listed in 1659, eventually emigrated to Scotland, England, Canada, the United States and Australia in the 1700s and 1800s — and now number more than 250,000.