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Meaning and Origin of: Garland

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Wreath
  • French : Wreath

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : 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.
  • English : habitational name from a minor place, such as Garland in Chulmleigh, Devon, named from Old English gāra ‘triangular piece of land’ (see Gore) + land ‘cultivated land’, ‘estate’.