Ralph Connors, the information you are providing on this website is full of red herrings and of no use to researchers.To suggest that Hyland is an old Gaelic name is indeed questionable.Look in the Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland by JP Prendergast and find Samuel Hyland from that era,originating from Southwark,London.He was a member of the "Barebones Parliament" who were Cromwells supporters.
In my schooldays in Dublin we were taught that they became "more Irish than the Irish themselves".School teachers ,to prove how Gaelic they were, had to make up a Gaelic name for Hyland so they called us O'Haolain and we got lumped in with O'Faolain which of course led to more confusion.It is annoying how these inaccuracies become fact.Half truths are not good for research.
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