I descend from John Newland 1710, Bavaria. When he sailed from Rotterdam in 1734 on the ship "Hope" his name was listed among the passengers as Johann Uland, at the port of Cowes, it was changed to Johan Nouland, and when he arrived in Philadelphia, his papers read, John Newland. Do any of you descend from Ulands in Germany? There is a family legend that three brothers made their way to America and that is the origin of the Newlands of today. I found another Ulland family who sailed in 1729 abboard the "Allen" also out of Rotterdam...Mathias, Johannes, and Catrina. Most of the people of that day could not write, and their names were entered by others who spelled them as they sounded. I think the "N" on Johan became the first letter on the last name simply by pronunciation...therefore it was Nuland, Nouland, Newland. Do any of you know anything about these people?