Garland Family History
Garland Name Meaning
metonymic occupational name for a maker of garlands or chaplets, perhaps also a habitational name from a house sign. The word is first attested in the 14th century, from Old French, and appears to be of Germanic origin. habitational name from a minor place, such as Garland in Chulmleigh, Devon, named from Old English gara ‘triangular piece of land’ (see Gore) + land ‘cultivated land’, ‘estate’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press