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Re: Origins of Rylands family name
Posted by: Peter Rylands (ID *****6688) Date: September 21, 2007 at 03:43:08
In Reply to: Re: Origins of Rylands family name by Walter Ryland of 60

Danish friends of mine have suggested that Rylands is originally Scandinavian and would have been 'exported' to England by their Viking ancestors. I know nothing about the origins of surnames in Scandinavia to check their hypothesis, but a search of the Swedish telephone white pages shows over 1700 entries for Rylander, with fewer in Denmark and Norway. That suggests they may be right.

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