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Hyland < Danish "Jylland" [Engl. Jutland] ?
Posted by: Felix Unger Date: January 12, 2002 at 15:25:55
In Reply to: Re: Marie Hyland to Chicago from Sweden 1888 by Amy Seyfried of 578

I agree that Hyland could derive from some kind of Scandinavian or Viking name, but the letter 'y' would probably be one or two other letters in Norse, Danish or Swedish - and the 'h' might not have existed at all, but be added on by later English speakers.

So you might have started with something like: Aeland, Ajland (where 'j' sounds like Englsih 'y' or 'i')or perhaps Eiland, or even Oiland or perhaps land (= Engl. OH-land)

Another thought about Yealand. Since you say it is a place name in Cumbria, which is in the far north of England, it likely is from some Scandinavian word. I don't know "jalant", but the part of Denmark that we call "Jutland" in English is called "Jylland" in Danish (= Y-EYE-land), so perhaps HYLAND could have evolved from that.

When trying to spell Scandinavian words, try holding down the ALT key and key in the following numbers:

ALT 0197 =        ALT 0229 =        ALT 0198 =        ALT 0230 =
ALT 0216 =        ALT 0248 =        ALT 0156 =        ALT 0140 =

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