Meaning and Origin of: Kirkland

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old Norse : From the church

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English (now mainly East Midlands) and Scottish : topographic name for someone who lived on land belonging to the Church, from northern Middle English kirk ‘church’ + land ‘land’. There are several villages named with these elements, for example in Cumbria, and in some cases the surname will have arisen from these. Exceptionally, Kirkland in Lancashire has as its second element Old Norse lundr ‘grove’.